Secretary-general of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), Raymond Majongwe, has spoken out against the government’s housing scheme for civil servants saying it was too expensive. Majongwe denounced the scheme as vote buying gimmick which was also meant to rob civil servants.
In a statement, the outspoken Majongwe said:
There is an adage that says ‘once beaten twice shy’. This is not the first time that the government has benefited from such a scheme.
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There was once another one called Gwindingwi Housing Project that was superintended by the former Minister of Education, Aeneas Chigwedere.
People want to use desperate civil servants and loot their money. The government has come up with a figure of $150. This is supposed to be a non-monetary incentive.
Who told them that civil servants want flats and why should they be made to pay $15 000 for 300 square metres of land when others got 500 square metres of land for free during the land distribution programme?