FORMER Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Dipak Patel says government’s decision to move forward with the NAPSA amendment bill is a small step in the right direction, but there was an expectation of giant strides in reforming the pensions body. And Patel says there is need for the Auditor General to fully audit all investments made by NAPSA in the past 10 years. Last week, Cabinet approved, in principle, the introduction of a Bill in Parliament to amend the National Pension Scheme Act No. 40 of 1996 so as to provide members of the Scheme an option to access part of the contributions before retirement. In a statement, Information and Media Minister Chushi Kasanda said the move was to…...

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