Civil Servants Are Happy, We Will Give Them Annual Bonuses – Mthuli Ncube

The government has already set aside funds to ensure that its workers will receive their bonuses at the end of the year.

This was revealed by Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube on Friday. Speaking in an interview with CNBC Africa, Ncube said:

We have budgeted for it (civil servants salaries). It is not true that the civil servants are not happy; actually, the reverse is true.


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We have done three things already: we have paid $63 million at the beginning of the year for the first three months of the year in a cushioning allowance in addition to salaries.

We did a salary adjustment worth about $400 million on April 1 to the rest of the year.  And just last week (a fortnight ago), we did another cushioning allowance worth $143 million — a one-off – and we are negotiating to increase salaries further.

We have budgeted for this . . . and come year-end we will pay them their usual annual bonus in the form of a 13th cheque.

Speaking about the electricity crisis, Ncube that the US$10 million recently paid to South Africa’s power utility, Eskom was taken from the budget surplus accrued over the past six months.

He said that the surplus will be used to structure a final arrangement to make sure that Eskom can continue to supply Zimbabwe with electricity.

More: The Sunday Mail

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2 comments on “Civil Servants Are Happy, We Will Give Them Annual Bonuses – Mthuli Ncube

  1. I wonder, which civil servants are said to be happy? All civil servants are talking of incapacitation except the uniformed force whose terms of contract don’t allow them to voice. No one is happy at all. Which survey had the minister done which shows how happy civil servants are, or he is referring to himself and the others who are happily touring the world using our tax payers money. Busy using the said banned USD currency. Civil servants especially teachers whose salaries I know are wallowing in real poverty just like church mice. Considering the rate at which basic commodities have hiked, teachers can’t afford a descent meal and their children are not going to schools where their parents are teaching. Professor Mthuli Ncube must come to terms with reality, not to mock people as he is doing.

  2. What does this man smoke? I need some of that to ease the pain of going through a day in zim. I dont have power to cook or iron uniforms, my money only fits on transport to and from work or I hsve to get home very late waiting for cheaper buses. I dont know when i last ate mest, msybe with the promised bonus i may afford it come xmas. The problem though is if bonuses hsve been aside already, and at the rate at which things are going up, what will that money be worth in december

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