Reps Move To Increase Retirement Age Of Military Officers

The House of Representatives has passed for second reading, a bill that seeks to increase the retirement age of military personnel to 65 years or 40 years in service.

The bill, which was sponsored by Jonathan Gaza on Thursday, October 12, 2023, debated on and subsequently passed for second reading, seeks to amend Section 30 of the Principal Act by changing the retirement age of officers from 60 years to 65 years and service years from 35 years to 40 years.

The bill is also seeking to protect senior military officers, forced to resign due to the appointment of service chiefs.

Having scaled through second reading, the bill was referred to the House Committee on Defence for further legislative action.

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