Parliament sitting on Wednesday passed the long awaited National Social Security Fund (NSSF) bill allowing midterm access of members to their benefits.
Clause 13 which gives government a leeway for the mandatory borrowing of money from the fund has according to workers MP Sam Lyomoki been eliminated from the bill.
Under the passed bill, the two ministries; Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development and Ministry of Finance are mandated to manage the operations of the National Social Security Fund.
It should be noted that for the past two years, there has been tensions between Parliament and the executive over the NSSF amendment bill,2019.
However, the passing of the bill by legislators seems a sigh of relief both to the fund members and government.
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