The US$75.00 and US$30.00 COVID-19 allowances awarded by the government to civil servants and government pensioners, respectively, will not be in notes form but will be in the form of a purchasing electronic card.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson, George Charamba, whose official title is Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet (Presidential Communications), said the arrangement allows money to circulate within the formal monetary system. He posted on Twitter:
The USD75 allowance if flat across all grades. The USD75 will not come in notes form; it will be a purchasing electronic card to ensure this enhanced buying power does not feed the white market and allows money to circulate within the formal monetary system!! So do not expect cash disbursements