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Enumerators Threaten To Sue ZIMSTAT For Unpaid Allowances

Enumerators Threaten To Sue ZIMSTAT For Unpaid Allowances

The 40 000 enumerators who took part in the 2022 population and housing census have threatened to sue the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) for its failure to pay their allowances.

The census was conducted in the second half of April and a mop-up exercise was done in early May but ZIMSTAT hasn’t yet paid the enumerators for the exercise.

The enumerators say they had tried to engage ZIMSTAT on several occasions to have their allowances paid but their efforts have been in vain.

ZIMSTAT spokesperson Mercy Chidemo told NewsDay that the enumerators will be paid their allowances soon. She said:

They are definitely going to be paid, probably next week. But they will not be paid the allowances at once. They will be paid in tranches.

One enumerator who spoke to NewsDay on condition of anonymity, said they are mulling taking legal action against ZIMSTAT. Said the enumerator:

We are consulting lawyers on how to deal with the case. We are actually mobilising each other to institute legal action against ZimStat.

(It) must be ordered to pay us. We also want ZIMSTAT to consider revaluing the money (it owes) us because it has been eroded by inflation.

Another enumerator opined that something may have gone wrong at ZIMSTAT which has resulted in its failure to pay them their allowances.

It means there is something that went wrong. Does it mean that the government approved the census to go ahead when it did not have enough funds to support it?

We need to speak up to ensure what is due to us is paid without prejudice and approaching the courts could be ideal for our matter to be resolved with urgency.

Meanwhile, Chidemo said the allowances for the enumerators had been budgeted for but failed to explain why they have not yet been paid.

Some enumerators who participated in the census have since died without enjoying the fruits of their labour.

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9 Comments

cde chipopi 3 weeks ago

ipai vanhu mari dzavo. Hazvibatsiri kushandisa mumwe munhu momu nyima mari in the name yekuti u want to tame inflation. Ipai vanhu ma husa tione kuti panoitika inflation here?


mthuli ncube 2 weeks ago

Mari hapana hapana Mari uye hapana asiri kuzviziva.

Billey 3 weeks ago

Unoshaya kt zvinombofamba sey, ZEC haisati yabhadharawo vakaita exercise yevoter inspection and education,chii chaizvo

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 weeks ago

The so called second administration is really crisis burdened. It is a cheat. Its "next week" never arrives. It is always "next week".

How can a government with a whole His Excellency operate like a boozers club ? !!!!! It is now 5 months down the line since the Census exercise took place.

The money is no longer worth its value taking into account how the rtgs is depreciating against major currencies.

[ THE SO CALLED SECOND ADMINISTRATION MUST ADMIT THAT IT IS CRISIS RIDDEN ].

[ CITIZENS MUST REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE CCC POLITICAL PARTY FOR REAL CHANGE].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Gwedu 3 weeks ago

Zimstat yakunyeba manje nxaa


Citizen raPep naChamisa 3 weeks ago

Beleive you me ,Generation ichakudubutsa Zanu Pf iama2000,vafana ivavo havabvume kushandira mahara or nzungu and if they fail to leave for diaspora,they wont waste their tiktok time Working for these old dictators,iyi generation iriko izvezv icharamba ichiitiswa kusvika zvanaka😂😂


Nkust 2 weeks ago

To sue who and where, madii kungo nyarara


cde chipopi 2 weeks ago

tsoro yese pa 2023 Iri pa ZEC bcoz ndiwo mushina wacho mukuru weku rigger ma elections unotemba Zanu pf


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Ngugi 2 weeks ago

Yaoraaaa



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