Fyzabad MP Dr Lackram Bodoe wants the retirement age to be increased from 60 to 65 within the health sector and wider public service.
Contributing to the budget debate in the House of Representatives on Friday, Bodoe revealed he was fast approaching 60 but was still able-bodied and had a wealth of knowledge which he was willing to share.
He said he also noticed Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh’s work-out session with students of Mt Hope Secondary School during the launch of the ministry’s Healthy School TT initiative on Wednesday.
“I saw the minister jumping up with one of the children in the school and he says it was a challenge for the children, not for him. But the point about it is that it is important to understand that 60 to 65, all the evidence is there that one can perform because there is quite a lot left, quite a bit of his institutional knowledge and, therefore, the time has come where perhaps consideration should be given to raising the retirement age from 60 to 65.