Govt prioritises civil servants’ welfare-Pres Mnangagwa

Staff Reporter

President Mnangagwa yesterday reiterated that the Government was aware of the civil servants’ plights and would continue to improve workers’ conditions of service through salary adjustments and offering other non-monetary benefits.

Speaking at the commissioning of 13 buses and 30 service vehicles for the Public Service Commission (PSC) at Morris Depot yesterday, President Mnangagwa said workers were the most important resources needed for the development of the country and their welfare will always be prioritised by Government.

“My Government is constantly channelling resources towards improving the conditions of service for our public sector workers. The workers are indeed the most important resource that facilitates the implementation of the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1), as we work towards a prosperous and empowered upper middle income society by 2023,” said President Mnangagwa.

The President added that the Government’s commitment to improve conditions of service for its workers was demonstrated by its decision to award this year’s bonuses in United States dollars.

“Indeed, the Government’s commitment to better the plight of its workforce is demonstrated by the recent award of United States dollar bonuses extended to civil servants. Ensuring a motivated, well looked after and productive workforce which delivers quality and efficient service, remains a key priority of my Government,” added the President.

President Mnangagwa further said that the buses and vehicles he commissioned yesterday added to the already existing PSC’s fleet and will be distributed to the provinces to enhance service delivery across the country. He added that the vehicles would further facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of Government programmes and projects.

The President said that Government would continue providing non monetised benefits to all civil servants in the form of subsidised transport. He added that a sustainable transport system was a critical instrument for enhanced public service delivery.

Meanwhile, President Mnangagwa lashed at some workers unions that were dining with the country’s detractors with the intention of causing disharmony among the civil servants and destabilise the country.

“Regrettably, while as an employer, the Government is implementing all these measures, it is disheartening that some employees, as has now been revealed, are working with foreign Governments to undermine workplace harmony as well as national peace and security. Fortunately, my Government has the requisite capacity to ensure workplace harmony and guarantee national peace and security,” said the President.

President Mnangagwa applauded all hard working patriotic civil servants and urged Government workers to continue serving the country wholeheartedly, reiterating that ‘Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo’.