ZIMBABWE – The Government of Zimbabwe has announced that civil servants will now receive their Covid 19 allowances of $75 on every pay day.
In a statement, the Public Service Commission’ (PSC) Permanent Secretary, Ambassador J. Wutawunashe said, “The Public Service Commission is pleased to advise Government workers that the USD75 Covid 19 allowance for September 2020 is being paid today. Going forward, the USD75 Covid allowance will be paid on pay days.
“This effectively means that the least paid worker (B1) is now earning ZWL 11 350.15 monthly, while a teacher at entry grade (D1) earns a total of ZWL$12 591.15.”
The Permanent Secretary also added that government was grateful for the work done by civil servants and that it was committed to improving the lives of it’s workers, highlighting the ongoing salary review negotiations.
“The USD75 allowance is indexed to the prevailing RBZ foreign exchange auction rate. Government would like to record its appreciation for civil servants in all categories who continue to render services to the citizens of Zimbabwe.
Government is committed to continuously improve the working conditions of civil servants, and hopes that negotiations in the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) to further improve emoluments for civil servants will be concluded soon.”
The Covid-19 allowances were introduced in June as a way of cushioning civil servants from the economic difficulties that came with the corona virus pandemic.