Govt Paid US$22,9 Million To Fired Green Bombers, Remaining Officers To Be Retired By Year End

Government paid US$22,9 million to 3 188 Youth Officers whose contracts were terminated.

Announcing the 2019 national budget, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said Government mobilised US$5.2 million in December 2017 towards three months’ Cash In-Lieu of Retirement Notices and in the second instance, US$17.7 million on 16 February 2018 towards the officers’ Pension benefits. He said the remaining 2 917 Youth Officers will be retired by end of December 2018. Said Ncube:

At its 38th Meeting of 5 December 2017, Cabinet re-affirmed its decision to terminate employment contracts of 3 188 Youth Officers as previously resolved. Drawing from the above Cabinet Resolutions and guidance of the Public Service Commission, Treasury proceeded to mobilise in the first instance, US$5.2 million in December 2017 towards three months’ Cash In-Lieu of Retirement Notices and in the second instance, US$17.7 million on 16 February 2018 towards the officers’ Pension benefits. Mr Speaker Sir, the 2 917 Youth Officers who still remain on the payroll, are being retired and the posts removed from the establishment, by end of December 2018


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