Headmasters and teachers in Chimanimani district are being forced to pay $1 and $2 each as donations for Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs Mandi Chimene’s belated party for civil servants in the district. NewsDay reports that the party which was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed.
In a memo circulated to schools, Chimanimani acting district administrator Taona Nengomasha said:
The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Honourable (Mandiitawepi) Chimene, is holding a civil servants’ end-of-year party on March 11, 2017 at Chimanimani Hotel, where she intends to meet and discuss with representatives of various government departments, companies, businesspeople, traditional leaders and non-governmental organisations. It is against (sic) the above belated function that my committee has found it modest that each school head in the district should donate $2 each and $1 each for every teacher that would go a long way in making the event a success.
When contacted by NewsDay, Nengomasha was not available for comment as his mobile phone went unanswered, but acting provincial administrator Edgar Seenza said the meeting had been postponed until further notice.