New Retirement Age In Kenya not a Solution to Youth unemployment.
The National Parliament is considering to reduce and introduce the new mandatory retirement age of public servants including teachers in Kenya from 60 years.
The current age of retirement is 60 years and is to be reduced to 55 inorder to give young people an opportunity to be employed in public service in Kenya.
According to the National Assembly’s Labour Committee announcement on August 3, 2023, an amendment was proposed on a legislation that will see capping the retirement age at 55.
In addition, this bill also intends to amend the current Act by requiring that no officer serves in an acting capacity for more than six months in the same office.
Equally under the teaching service, numerous concerns have been raised over the commission appointing teachers to act in administrative positions for more than two years without being confirmed.
As a result, the amendment of this particular clause would be an added advantage to the teaching profession.
Why age reduction I’d not a solution
The 60 years retirement age was arrived at majorly it was looked at from a point of what benefits it had to the employer, employee as well as our economy so that they can engage and amend legal provisions related to the same Incase need be.
The only way to solve unemployment is by creating and expanding consumption of goods and services through good leadership and sober management of public resources.
Another sure way is to curbing corruption as well as networking with international agencies for more emerging opportunities.
Retirement age reduction and retrenching workers is not a remedy to unemployment in the country.
New Retirement Age In Kenya not a Solution to Youth unemployment .