Harare City Council Spends $10 Million Salaries Every Month

Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni has claimed that the city’s council spends $10 million on salaries every month.

At a meeting with the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Mayor Manyenyeni appealed to the Government to take over the salary bill but Permanent secretary Mr George Magosvongwe reportedly told him that there was no commitment to that.Said Manyenyeni:


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Just illustrations, which I believe are sustainable across the entire council payroll, I will indicate that a council municipal guard or patrolman costs the city $1 057 per month while a ZRP (officer) costs (Government) just $400 per month, which is 2,5 times higher. A council nursing sister costs the city $1 527 while a Government nursing sister (earns) just over $500, that is more than three times. A private clinic sister earns between $650 and $1 000. Other indications are that a council farm guard costs $907.

Manyenyeni said a messenger costs council $520, a driver $899, heavy-duty driver $1 058 and a municipal sergeant $1 266. All this, he said, translates to nearly $10 million coming from between $12 million and $13 million collected. He said the salaries were granted by Government in 2013.

More: Herald

Bernard ManyenyeniGeorge MagosvongweHarare

Bernard (Ben) Manyenyeni, the former Mayor of Harare, is a Zimbabwean business executive, politician and MDC-T member. As a businessman, his career spans over 25 years in the financial services sector, largely managing group pension funds. He was the Mayor of Harare from 2013 to... Read More About Bernard Manyenyeni

George Magosvongwe is a Zimbabwean politician and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing. Magosvongwe is former Secretary for Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of Culture and Heritage. Magosvongwe is a member of the Zanu-PF political party. In another... Read More About George Magosvongwe

Harare (formerly Salisbury) is the capital of Zimbabwe. It is the seat of Government, the industrial hub and commercial centre for Zimbabwe. The city was founded by the Cecil John Rhodes of the BSAC who sent the Pioneer Column in 1890. The name was changed... Read More About Harare

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