Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2017)
An investigation on the effects of increased retirement age in the Public Service: A case of Ndola District administration office
Author(s): Charles Katundu Mubanga, Mukonda N. Fred
Abstract: The Government’s new policy on retirement age from 55 to 65 years was hang on the belief that increasing the statutory retirement age was non discriminative especially against those who were willing to work longer. This paper discusses the effects of the policy focusing on the Copper belt province in Ndola district. The main and specific research objectives were to establish government intentions over the new retirement age and to establish whether earlier consultations were made as regards the new retirement age, to also find out workers’ willingness to retire at 65 years and to also spell out problems which government would face with the increased retirement age. Fifty (50) public service workers were randomly picked in the study and the implications gathered surrounding this decision were that, most retirees would not benefit from their earned income and that, it also created barrier to entry of new graduates in the public service.