By Moses Ndhaye
The National Organization of trade unions, NOTU has called for a meeting next week to discuss ways to block attempts by the finance minister Matia Kasaija who is persuading the President not to assent to the passed NSSF amendment bill of 2019.
The bill recently passed by Parliament seeks to allow contributors of the fund who are aged 45 years and above and have saved with the fund for at least 10 years midterm access of 20% of their accrued benefits.
However the finance minister Matia Kasaija in his recent letter to the President said allowing savers midterm access to their savings is bad for the fund.
However, the NOTU chairman Usher Wilson Owere says the bill is good both to the workers and to the economy and therefore the President should be encouraged to assent to the bill so that it can become a law.