ZINARA To Lay Off 200 Workers

The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) will embark on a cost-cutting restructuring exercise that will result in 250 employees without fixed contracts being laid off.

ZINARA’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Moses Chigonyati told ZBC News that the restructuring exercise is aimed at meeting the stipulated 2.5 per cent from all revenue collected as mandated by the Roads Act. He said:

The Roads Act administration costs should be 2.5 per cent of all revenue collected and we are currently using five per cent after the Minister approved the excess expenditure and we now need to restructure and meet the stipulated costs.

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Zinara employs 650 workers at the moment, and there is a need to reduce it to 450 because the workforce is bloated. Contracts that will be expiring soon in some areas will be not renewed.

Meanwhile, Chigonyati refused to comment on an offer letter dated January 10, circulating on social media believed to have originated from ZINARA written on the institution’s letterhead.

The letter revealed that ZINARA tolling cashiers are paid a basic salary of $6 240 while the housing allowance is pegged at $660.

Chigonyati said he could not comment on the matter indicating that it was a confidential matter as the employees and organisation had signed non-disclosure agreements.

More: ZBC News

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