Parliament adopts pension scheme motion

source: BOPA
01 December, 2008

PARLIAMENT – Parliament has approved a motion that wants government to consider setting up a mandatory and broad based national pension scheme for all workers.

The motion was presented by Gaborone Central MP Dumelang Saleshando who had reminded Parliament that there was presently no law that compelled employers to set up pension arrangements for their workers.

He argued that the high poverty level among old people was due to the fact that they had no capacity to generate income for themselves.

Parliamentarians were unanimous in their support for the motion. MPs expressed worry that some unscrupulous employers have a tendency of dismissing their employees when they were close to [continue reading]

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