Public Service Minister Prisca Mupfumira revealed that cabinet has approved the payment of civil servants’ bonuses in cash. She also revealed that Government needs an additional $180 million to meet 2016 bonus payments.
Mupfumira said that the issue of residential stands will now be handled by the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC). The approval of the cash bonus deal by cabinet means that civil servants will get their bonus payments starting next month with the Zimbabwe National Army, Airforce of Zimbabwe and the health sector being paid first. The Zimbabwe Republic Police and Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services will be paid in May. No civil servants will receive bonus payments in July with the rest of the civil servants getting paid in August.