Africa

Zimbabwean government to increase salaries by 20% for all civil servants

Finally, in a response to the striking teachers in Zimbabwe, the government has decided for salary increment  for civil servants to be increased by 20%, which is an addition of US$100 a month.

The government also said it will build houses for the workers. Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa issued a statement that stated that,  “A 20 percent increase in the Zimbabwe Dollar salary component backdated to 1 January 2022 will be implemented across the board; US$100 per month in hard currency will be paid to every civil servant with effect from the 1st of March 2022. This will be done through the conversion of a corresponding Zimbabwe dollar salary amount into hard currency, bringing the foreign currency amount to US$175.”

The housing implementation is set to build 35 000 houses in a space of 5 years for teachers within the school premises.

 

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