Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Dr Sekai Nzenza said civil servants will receive the 22,7 percent cushioning allowance offered by President Mnangagwa this Friday.
Mnangagwa offered civil servants the allowance last week to cover the January to March 2019 period. The allowance is meant to cushion civil servants from current challenges in the economy and has nothing to do with negotiations currently underway between Government and its workers.
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In a statement yesterday, Minister Nzenza said:
In an effort to continuously improve the welfare of public servants, Government has already embarked on various monetary and non-monetary incentives, including provision of transport services to public servants and provision of affordable housing schemes for public servants in places and locations of their choice and at their places of work. The cushioning allowance for January will be paid by the 25th of this month and subsequently for February and March 2019 on designated pay dates. As requested by its workers, Government is working out scenarios on distributing the $300 million offer for consideration at the various negotiating fora.
Sekai Nzenza is the current Minister of Industry and Commerce in the Government of Zimbabwe. She is also a writer and an international development consultant specialising in NGO accountability, health, microenterprise and human rights. She was born in rural Zimbabwe and trained as a nurse... Read More About Sekai Nzenza