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Workers MP Lyomoki protests NSSF Bill again

Workers’ Member of Parliament Dr. Sam Lyomoki has carried his mattress and mosquito net to the Parliamentary premises in protest of the delay to pass the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Bill.

The legislator is concerned that the Bill has not been prioritized and only appears at the end of the parliament programs which he claims is the work of certain ‘Mafias” who are interested in incapacitating the process of passing the Bill.

“There are ‘ Mafias’ and ‘economic hitmen’ who are working hard to sabotage the processing of the Bill to the detriment of Workers,” he said.

This is the second time that the Workers MP is spending a night in the Parliamentary Chambers in protest of the Bill, a move on the 27th August 2020.

In January last year, Lyomoki and a section of legislators started a process for the amendment of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Act of 1985 to allow workers’ access their savings before the age of 50.

Lyomoki argued that members should be allowed to withdraw their savings before they exceed the age of 45 to allow them to plan better, and also wanted the Bill to be expanded to cater for privileges pertaining to medical and bereavement as and when required by an individual.

The Bill once amended would also ensure that people can receive the money within the period of saving so that they can invest in fundamental lifetime projects.

However, time and again, Lyomoki’s efforts have been frustrated by different forces in the parliament and it should be noted that the Bill has been on the floor for a year now.

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