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ED Pledges To Improve Soldiers' Conditions Of Service

ED Pledges To Improve Soldiers' Conditions Of Service

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is the Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), said the government is implementing a raft of measures to improve the welfare of ZDF members including constantly reviewing their remuneration, provision of institutional accommodation, and the expansion of Manyame Hospital to referral status.

Mnangagwa made the remarks while presiding over the 42nd Anniversary of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Tuesday, 9 August. He said:

Government is alive to the need to constantly review the remuneration and conditions of service for the uniformed forces, alongside those of the rest of the civil service.

In an effort to improve the welfare of ZDF members, Government has reinstated the Military Salary Concept and is also working on improving the transport and accommodation situation for the defence forces.

To date, buses have been provided to the ZDF and more will be disbursed in the future.

With regards to the provision of institutional accommodation, the ZDF is in the process of constructing housing units for members across the country.

During the period under review, the ZDF Construction Regiment completed 60 housing units at Dzivarasekwa, with an additional 90 at various stages of completion.

At Imbizo Barracks 30 out of the 44 blocks of units are under construction and expected to be complete by year-end.

In the same vein, Government has embraced new technology to speed up the provision of housing units.

A total of 130 Blocks of twelve (12) flats are under construction at Dzivarasekwa and at Imbizo Barracks.

Meanwhile, the construction of an Officer’s Mess at Jason Ziyapapa Moyo Air Force Base is expected to be complete by year-end.

Other projects underway include the renovation of 6 ZDF Camps namely; Charles Gumbo Barracks, 1 Air Defence Artillery Regiment, 1 Referral Hospital, 1.3 Reserve Force Battalion, 3.1 Combat Group and 3.3 Reserve Force Battalion.

Preparations for the construction of permanent structures at 1.3 and 3.3 Infantry Battalions in Plumtree and Chipinge, respectively, are ongoing.

Government is also keen on providing the ZDF with an efficient health delivery system through the expansion of Manyame Hospital to referral status. The project is now 95 per cent complete, with procurement of medical equipment underway.

Furthermore, my Government is implementing a raft of measures to instil confidence, strengthen demand for local currency and foster market discipline.

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13 Comments

Maparamuro 1 month ago

A moron thinks about one sector. The problem is the living and working conditions of all Zimboz. Soldiers cannot be an island in a sea of poverty. Just stop the looting of national resources and the corruption and everyone will be happy


King Kudzai 1 month ago

True. Seems he's focusing too much on pleasing soldiers. Moreover this sounds more of a sales pitch than a commander addressing his troops.
Varikungoda ma votes vakuru ava ndochokwadi

Yoweeeeee 1 month ago

We have heard this refrain ad infinitum ad nauseam. Everyone is on the brink of abject poverty including doctors, nurses,teachers,civil servants,Zanu Pf praise singers,youth brigades,. The only exception are the terrible twins, Auxillia, yourself, Susan Mutami, and Pius Jamba.


Diego Millito 1 month ago

Kubva1980 manga musingazvione here kuti boys dzikutambura,nemiwo muchinyanya tikati tipinde muroad tigadzire nyika motimamisa munomama nekunyeperwa


Gamba 1 month ago

Taura hako vachamama havasati vachingonyeperwa

Bonzo 1 month ago

Nguva yose Manga muri kupiko Comrade tichifa nenhamo hoo ndabva 2023 ari kuswerera toonana ikoko


Drev 1 month ago

Promise after promise. Nothing new. next year we ll be hearing the same promise. Maybe his excellency should record the speech and keep it for next year


Terrace Watch 1 month ago

Vanofara nkufamba **** aripamhene samapfeni.

INTERESTED ONLOOKER 1 month ago

They will be given a token increament to keep them happy and they will beat up and shoot whoever dares to on the streets as what happened on 1 August 2018.

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Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Makuvatonyora kaa nekuti maElection akusvika


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Gone are the days...


Mshayazafe 1 month ago

Of paramount importance the health workers and teachers' salaries must be improved significantly. Min of defence needs massive retrenchment then he welfare of a sizeable army would be easy to take care of.


the beast 1 month ago

usual **** utterance very tired song


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