Sata increases retirement age to 65

Sata increases retirement age to 65

President Michael Sata has directed Justice Minister Sebastian Zulu to amend the Pensions Act to allow civil servants retire at the age of 65 and not 55 years.

The President has also instructed the Minister of Justice to come up with legislation to amend the Judicial Service Commission.

President Sata says it is illogical that people in the civil service are retired when they still have strength to serve the country.

He was speaking at State House when he swore in newly appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Max Nkole and Deputy Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani.

President Sata says it is sad that senior civil servants such as the Chief Justice continue to serve on contracts despite having retired at the age of 55 years.

On the Judicial Service Commission, President Sata says it is wrong that the Chief Justice who has an interest should serve as the Chairperson of the Commission.

The President observes that the practice is the same with the Central Bank where the Bank of Zambia Governor is the Chairperson of the board.

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