The Vat Act, (Cap.148);and other 8 laws  have been amended  through the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 6) of August 2019

The Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 6) of August 2019  has proposed to amend 9 laws including the Vat Act, (Cap.148); Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority Act, (Cap.414); Ferries Act, (Cap.173); Gaming Act, (Cap.41); Interpretation of Laws Act, (Cap.1); Merchant Shipping Act, (Cap.165); Penal Code, (Cap.16); Public Service Act, (Cap.298) and the Social Security (Regulatory Authority Act, (Cap.135).

In summary, the VAT Act proposed amendment intends to enable the Minister to grant value added tax exemption on raw materials used in the manufacturing of long-lasting mosquito nets. This exemption will be through a notice in the Gazette.

The Social Security (Regulatory Authority Act, (Cap.135) amendments intends to generally transfer the supervisory responsibility of social security sector to the Ministry responsible for social security. Effectively the Social Security Regulatory Authority (SSRA) shall be repealed.

The major proposed amendment of the Public Service Act, (Cap.298) is on empowering the Chief Secretary to be the highest authority on labour mobility in the Public Service.

The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority Act, (Cap.414) amendments intends to introduce Permanent Secretaries of Sector Ministries in the Nomination Committee of Board Members. The objective is to enhance oversight role of Sector Ministers on matters regulated by the Authority.

For details on the amendments intended by the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 6) of August 2019  refer to this link: