Harare-With effect for January 1 2019 all senior positions in Zimbabwe’s government will have their salaries cut as a way of reducing spending costs on employment.
Presenting his inaugural national budget for 2019 national budget in Parliament, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said Government will cut basic salaries by 5%.
He said the salary cut will be effected on all senior positions from Principal Directors, Permanent Secretaries and their equivalents up to Deputy Ministers, Ministers and the Presidium and will also affect top officials at State Owned Enterprises. Said Ncube:
“Mr Speaker Sir, it is critical that we reduce public spending on employment costs. As a first step, Government has decided that effective 1 January 2019, a 5% cut on basic salary, be effected for all senior positions from Principal Directors, Permanent Secretaries and their equivalents up to Deputy Ministers, Ministers and the Presidium.
“This is also extended to basic salaries of those in designated posts in State Owned Enterprises (CEOs, Executive Directors and equivalent grades), including Constitutional Commissions and grant aided institutions. A standardisation/alignment exercise in remuneration including benefits for Constitutional Commissions, will also be undertaken to remove inequity and disparities” said Ncube
Under the new rules announced by Ncube government vehicles will be required to be parked at work stations after working hours, during weekends and public holidays.
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