Council to reinstate medical, funeral cover 

Source: Council to reinstate medical, funeral cover | The Herald January 23, 2019

Council to reinstate medical, funeral cover
Chitungwiza Municipality

Yeukai Karengezeka Herald Correspondent
Chitungwiza Municipality is set to reinstate medical aid and funeral cover for its workers following a resolution passed by councillors recently.

The local authority has been failing to remit medical and funeral cover contributions to PSMAS and Nyaradzo Group, respectively, for over three years.

Acting chamber secretary Mrs Mary Mukonyora recently told councillors that the services of the two firms were terminated resulting in the transfer of that responsibility to council.

“Municipality works council met as provided for under the Works Council constitution and resolved that council should reinstate medical aid and funeral services to its employees at sustainable charges from grade 1 to 16,” she said, according to minutes of a recent meeting.

Mrs Mukonyora said two service providers were selected at a cost of $57 720.

“We held a meeting with different service providers and Genfin medical Aid Fund was selected to provide medical aid services while Nyaradzo Life Assurance company was selected to provide funeral policy at a cost of $37 720 and $20 016, respectively,” she said.

She added that council would be paying 75 percent of the amount while the difference would be covered by employees.