’Pay dates to be released Friday’

Source: ’Pay dates to be released Friday’ – NewsDay Zimbabwe July 20, 2016

PUBLIC Service, Labour and Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira yesterday said dates for the payment of civil servants’ salaries for July would be released by Friday amid growing pressure for the government to pay its workers on time.

By Obey Manayiti

This came after Mupfumira’s meeting with the Apex Council where the minister sought to dispel speculative dates circulating on social media.

The cash-strapped government has been facing serious challenges in raising money to pay civil servants.

“We are waiting to get a date hopefully by the end of the week. At the moment we don’t have. I had a meeting with Apex this morning and they had their meeting too after the one I had with them,” Mupfumira said

“Our meeting was just to dispel rumours circulating on social media on the dates. My ministry and that of Finance don’t know about those dates on social media, but I hope by the end of the week we will have the dates.”