Gokwe Nembudziya legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena has urged fellow MPs to help the country prepare to fight the pandemic that has infected 8 people in Zimbabwe and claimed the life of Zororo Makamba by forgoing their salaries and allowances for one month, Newsday reports.
This pandemic may wipe us all out if we don’t wake up. Our country is ill-prepared to fight COVID-19, much like the rest of the world.
If we truly represent the people, every single MP, permanent secretary and senior government official must sacrifice a one-off salary and allowance donation to the fund
The idea was reportedly well-received by other legislators like MDC’s Douglas Mwonzora who said it should be implemented immediately. MPs earn a basic salary of about $10 000 a month plus allowances according to the publication.