Civil servants salaries delayed again

Source: Civil servants salaries delayed again – NewZimbabwe 13/08/2016

ZIMBABWE’S cash-strapped government will once again delay paying the salaries of civil servants for this month, state media reported Saturday, in a further sign of the worsening economic crisis.

The delays are likely to spark further discontent among the public service employees who are already battling to cope with the increasing cost of living.

In July, government employees staged a strike over late pay, after going for weeks without income.

A State-owned daily reported that August salaries for army personnel, police, teachers and health workers would be delayed by at least a week.

“It is a fact that we have revenue challenges,” Prisca Mupfumira, the country’s public service minister, told the newspaper when announcing the new pay dates.

The military are normally the first priority for payment due to their role in protecting the regime of President Robert Mugabe, 92.

They are normally paid on the 14th or 15th of every month.

Mupfumira said the army would get their salaries on August 23, health personnel on the 26th, followed by police on the 30th.

The teachers would get paid on September 2 and the rest of the civil service on September 5.

In June only police and security forces were paid, while other civil servants received a $100 advance with the news their salaries had been delayed.

The government has in the past months been announcing varying pay dates for each month for different government departments.

Zimbabwe spends at least 80 percent of its revenue on state workers’ wages, according to officials, while about 90 percent of the population has no formal employment.



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    AND …..What are the pay dates for ……SEPT, OCT, NOV , DEC…….etc etc????? GO…. GO NOW ……YOU IDIOTS

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    Alex Hwekwete 6 years ago

    Good stuff

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    Fallenz 6 years ago

    First question… exactly what do these government employees DO to earn those pay cheques..?

    First hint, “thumb twiddling” is not a valid expertise the government needs.

    Mugabe, in the infinite lack of wisdom of an idgit dictator, has evidenced his ignorance time and again, and now those chickens have come home to roost. In satisfying the special interest groups by putting them on the public payroll, and eliminating profitable business to satisfy special interest groups, and providing government benefits to satisfy special interest groups, and allowing he and his own special interest group to pilfer the public treasury to enrich themselves, Mugabe has painted the country into the proverbial corner.

    Perhaps, he will next sign over the deed to Zim to China… it’s about all that’s left of the country.

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    mandevu 6 years ago

    Zanu PF tell it like it is. You have stuffed the economy and there is no money. Its not the sanctions or the west that has done this. It is you both through your negligence as well as having stolen and taken the money out of the country. You are no longer a revolutionary party but an illegal regime

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    Mthwakazi 6 years ago

    #GoGoGoNow. kkkkkkkkk