Govt To Increase The Monthly Pensions Of War Veterans

The government has said that it is working on a new bill which will increase the monthly pensions of former liberation war fighters. The War Veterans of the Liberation Struggle (Rights and Benefits) Bill is currently undergoing consultations and will likely be tabled after the July 30 elections in the next parliament.

Speaking to the Sunday Mail, principal director for war veterans in the Ministry of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, Major-General (Retired) Richard Ruwodo said

We drafted the new Bill and presented it to the Cabinet Legal Committee last September, and the Bill went before Cabinet for considerations which are now waiting for the approval of the Vice-Presidents….In terms of how what percentage increase we are talking about, it hasn’t been finalised yet. But we have been given a task to come up with some figures which we will present.

The bill will also recognise war collaborators and other non-combatants who made contributions despite not being at the war front.

More: Sunday Mail

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19 comments on “Govt To Increase The Monthly Pensions Of War Veterans

  1. Ok but would the Govt consider the plight of its former employees who are now wallowing in abject poverty.
    Noone seems to acknowledge the existence or represent these people at all.

  2. you need to even increase the salary of civil servants too because they are the same thank you ED.

  3. my mother is war veteran, when she starts narrating what she went through, she always cries. ED please dont let here cry for nothing. i believe in your leadership

  4. Their time has come ! Zimbabweans from ALL WALKS OF LIFE, will appreciate this. These are SOCIAL WORKERS of ALL TIME which deserve Honorary DEGREE from the UNIVERSITY of ZIMBABWE in bringing “Social Justice ” to our MOTHERLAND

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