The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) said that it is still waiting for feedback from Public Service minister Sekai Nzenza over its request to have representatives on the board of the National Social Security Authority (NSSA).
The workers’ union submitted names for consideration three months ago. ZCTU secretary-general Japhet Moyo told Business Digest that Nzenza has not yet responded despite the union writing to her twice. Moyo had this to say:
We have written to the minister twice over the issue of having a representative on the board. We had sent the name of our representative (Mutasa) who we wanted on the board but there was resistance from the government.
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As a compromise, we then agreed to send three names for consideration which we did but we have been told that they are still undergoing vetting by security officials.
We do not know if they need to go to Tsholotsho to find out where those that we have proposed used to herd cattle. They have not told us how long this will take and we are concerned over the delay.
Earlier this year, Nzenza appointed a new NSSA board chaired by Cuthbert Chidoori. The other board members include Priscilla Mujuru, Mfaro Moyo, Cecilia Alexander and Arthur Manase.