The Botswana Public Officers Pensioners Fund (BPOPF) has redesigned its website (www.bpof.co.bw) to ensure the fund keeps pace with world class standards.
The makeover has been described by the company’s executives as the most ambitious digital project they have undertaken. BPOPF has had a website since 2007.
Rapula Okaile, the Chairman of Board of Trustees, said the fund has undertaken the initiative to revamp its website because member education and communication remain at the core amongst the BPOF board of trustee’s fiduciary obligations.
Okaile said, because of the website, key stakeholders, like members, can be accessed at the click of a button, enabling the finding of valuable information on a wide range of topics, which include, among others, retirement annuities that help members planning for retirement with detailed information on the respective retirement options.
“The newly revamped website contains valuable information that will make retirees be able to make informed decisions,” he said.
The website stores previous editions of the fund’s publications like the Peeletso News letter and the Trustee Report.
“The website, having existed for six years, warranted to be brought to par with the fast-paced technological changes,” said Okaile.
The revamped platform has the latest security features and it’s supported by the latest technology. It boasts of advanced functionalities, like the incorporation of the search tool, which makes it easier for a member to find information on the website, unlike the old version.
Okaile boasted that the website has an improved look and feel and reflects the significant evolution that the fund has gone through over the past six years in terms of information and products and service offerings.
Speaking at the official launch, Lesedi Moakofhi, the General Manager, Marketing and Communications at BPOPF, said the redesigned platform is a clear expression of the fund’s commitment not only to afford quality service to stakeholders, but to empower its members too.
“To enhance our communication drive, we identified the website as a critical component of making marketing and communication mix to communicate with stakeholders both nationally and internationally,” she said.
Moakofhi said 70 percent of the fund’s assets are invested offshore hence it is critical that all offshore managers access the fund on the website.