Workers MP Sam Lyomoki has apologised for sleeping at parliament while pushing for amendments in the NSSF amendment bill 2019.
Sam Lyomoki last year kicked up dust saying the Speaker had refused to listen to his concern over the delay to pass the bill, when she said that the ministers for finance were not around.
He thus opted to sleep at parliament forcing the minister of finance to table the amendments on the floor.
Some of the amendments included workers accessing 20% their midterm NSSF savings for all those who have saved for at least 10 years and when they are 45 years and above.
On Wednesday February 17, 2021, Lyomoki has thanked Parliament for passing the National Social Security Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
He equally apologized for the Un-Parliamentary conduct late last year, as Parliament in his view was delaying to pass the Bill.
The Bill now moves for presidential assent before it becomes a law.
The bill aims to provide for midterm access to voluntary contributions, empower board to introduce new benefits in consultation with the minister and provide for the deference of taxes on contributions & scheme income to the time of payment of benefits.