Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube has said the current administration led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa has always paid workers’ salaries and bonuses on time.
Ncube told The Herald in an interview after touring a food manufacturing and processing firm in Bulawayo that bonuses will be coming in November. He said:
Since we came in as the New Dispensation, we have not failed to pay the civil servants their normal salaries on time.
Secondly, we have not failed to pay them their bonus on time, so there should be no question about that. We will pay their normal bonus, and of late of course, we have been negotiating with civil servants.
They are receiving the 40 percent adjustment to their core salary and we are continuing with the US$75 payment per month under the Covid-19 allowance.
That is carrying on and health sector workers are getting a further top-up being for those that are in the frontline in terms of Covid-19.
Before the Mnangagwa-led administration came to power in 2017, workers pay dates were not certain and would usually be staggered to the following month as government coffers had allegedly dried up.
Meanwhile, workers have expressed concern over the depreciation of the value of their salaries leaving them incapacitated to perform their contractual duties and responsibilities.
Resultantly, they have since last year embarked on a series of protests to force the government to restore their 2018 salaries.
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