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.