The Deputy Finance Minister has said treasury is planning on giving civil servants more cushioning allowances this year, The Chronicle reports.
This comes after the government reportedly released $300 million to pay civil servants cushioning allowances. Speaking to the publication, Mr Chiduwa said:
I can confirm that the civil servants have started receiving their cushioning allowances. As things stand we are expecting to give them two or three more cushioning allowances throughout the year as we work on finding lasting solutions to improve their conditions of service.
We can’t give full amounts at once given the challenges being faced by the Government but the bottom line is we have to look out for our employees and improve their conditions of service
The government offered civil servants a 97% salary increment which they rejected last week.
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