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Govt Doubles Nurses' Certificate Fees

Govt Doubles Nurses' Certificate Fees

The Government has increased application fees for nurses’ confirmation letters and certificates by 100 per cent, from US$150 to US$300.

The new fees were revealed in a letter by Nurses Council of Zimbabwe registrar Mercy Chaka dated 11 March 2022. She wrote:

The Nurses Council of Zimbabwe wishes to advise nurses that the approved fees for application for a certificate of good standing (CGS) and application for the confirmation letters for all the nurses residing in Zimbabwe and outside Zimbabwe is now US$300 and is with effect from January 1, 2022.

Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) president Enock Dongo told NewsDay that the new fees were unfair and meant to block nurses from leaving the country for greener pastures. Said Dongo:

This is the most expensive verification.

In some of the countries, it is actually free to get a letter of good standing and now Zimbabwe charges US$300, which is not being given as salaries to the civil servants themselves.

Nurses will need three to four months without eating to raise such an amount.

That is really ridiculous, they are punishing health workers.

Health workers have left the country due to poor working conditions and salaries.

We now have a lot of practitioners who have left the country in search of greener pastures and we have shortages in our hospitals, so it’s a strategy that they have come up with to stop that.

This is totally wrong and unacceptable in a democratic country.

There is no way that you can force workers to work for you.

People have the right to work for the employer of their choice.

A CGS is a confirmation letter issued by a professional body to a sister body as clearance for a health worker.

It is given to a healthcare worker with no pending disciplinary issues regarding patient care and relations with colleagues and it also confirms that the holder is a qualified nurse.

Zimbabwe has been losing qualified and experienced workers in the health sector to other countries, with 2 200 health workers having left the country in 2021.

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18 Comments

mhondoro 3 months ago

Dont worry Zimbabwe, kana zvinhu zvaakunyanya kurwadza kudai materu anenge ave pedyo, TARWADZIWA VEDUWEEEE, NYIKA INO HAINA PRESIDENT HERE ANONZWAWO KUCHEMA KWEDU, MATEACHER AKANZI DZOKAI KUBASA MUSINA MARI, VAKATADZA VACHO VARIKUDZINGWA IZVOZVI, MWARI DAI MACHIPINDIRA TARWADZIWAAAA


McKenzie 3 months ago

Why are they charging their fees on US DOLLARS? They must charge in RTGS. This is nonsense. Are they paying them in US DOLLARS? And how much are they getting per month? This is REDICULOUS
The health workers will always go to America or abroad without those papers and will be welcomed comfortably
They are trying to cover up the covid allowance they are to start paying them this March, that's ****.
The western countries must make a smoother way for all zimbabwean health workers to work freely without those nonsensical fodged documents
What a CORRUPTIVE gvt
COME CHAMISA COME
RESCUE THE COUNTRY CHAMISA
GOD AND THEN ZIMBABWEAN CITIZENS WILL HELP YOU

SEIKO MUSINGANYARIWO KUITA ZVISAKAMBOITWA PANE RINO PASI
KO MARI YACHO MAKAZOIDA MADIRO IWAYO SEI NHAI IMI VAKURU

SHOORAI HENYU ASI MAZVINZWA KUTI POVO YARAMBA


inini 3 months ago

saka nguva pfupi ikupera hayo next year


Grace Mugabe 3 months ago

gegegeeeee seka hako gire 😀


grace Mugabe 3 months ago

Gegege...seka hako gore😀


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VaZhou 3 months ago

They should have stated the reasons behind the upward review of the fees


Makelanwi 3 months ago

Muchakaka I support your statement that this so called 2nd Republic ascendance to power is contrary to the ethos of the liberation struggle.I presume this current ZANU PF leadership sold out by removing Uncle Bob through Coup.


Ian Douglas Smith 3 months ago

I warned you that Zanu pf think like terrorists, talk like terrorists, behave like terrorists act like terrorists and are therefore terrorists, but you said Pamberi navo, Pasi neni. Now they are showing their true oppressive colours & the only way out is to vote them out.


Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 3 months ago

The harder they make it and the more stringent the conditions, the more determined and motivated we are to get out.
KUKAKA kunopa humwe hushingi so and even if they raise it to a $1000YUWESI, health care workers are still leaving no matter how long they wait to raise that money.
This present government is no longer an empathetic or sympathetic government and views its workers as roudy elements that only need to be beaten down to their tasks.

We need leaders that are in touch with reality or who don't pretend everything is okay.

I liked what Phatisani and Tinashe (of PowerFM) were saying yesterday morning. They basically were saying we need leaders who stay within the communities they lead or represent in parliament. Not kuti MP who reprents area yeChitungwiza, Mutare or Nyanga stays in Borrowdale or Mt Pleasant and only visits his or constituency when visiting his/her inlaws. Todawo maMP anotsika sewage nekushaya mvura as often as we do because that will make them act not ku gozvifunga iwo nehama dzavo.

This will not deter health workers'exodus. Pasi nevanhu vakapandukira Chimurenga. Pasi nevanozvifunga ivo nemhuri dzavo. Pasi nevanotsikirira macitizens nekuarwisanisa.
Pamberi ne"golden future". Change is inevitable.
#Yellow Brigade


factos 3 months ago

That's my Zanu pf
i i love my part and they will have my vote
come 2023

phambili lokubambana
phansi lesitha

ku_ma_ga_ro

nxaaaa!


ED 3 months ago

Tinoitswaga totenda chete kunze kwenyika utsinye hunonyadzida ipai vanhu Mari yawarikuda musawadzwanyirira siyai waende kwawanopiwa Mari inokwana kuchengeta mhuri dzawo xaaa tanena nemi wehutsinye


Tang. Ku 3 months ago

Let's vote zanupf out of power, failing to boot them out is to cruisifying ourselves and our beloved generation, mind you the zanupf thing has converted to mafialism


🙄 3 months ago

I miss Gushungo, Cmde R.G.Mugabe kana kuti Baba VaBona naChatunga.
Chokwadi takasunga amai mawoko tikapururudzira bhinya richibata amai chibharo zvino amai vakaenda tisu togaro bhinywa zuva rimwe nerimwe. Nyika ino ine chituko chokwadi.
VaMugabe vaiziva munhu wawo ndosaka wakanga wamutandanisa.
Isu tikabatana nemauto kuzviisira Munhumutapa nhasi tawa senhapwa munyika yamadzibaba


The King of Serpents 3 months ago

Taura hako iwe, everyday I regret kufara kwandakaita pakabva vaMugabe pachigaro. Nowadays bread, meat kana chicken Inn zvayo are luxuries that many cannot afford. In Mugabe's era I could afford to buy lunch everyday.

booster jab 3 months ago

Uku ndokunonzi kutongerana chitororo.
$300 toiba kupi imi muchititambirisa worthless RTGS?Same **** applies kuma passport nxaaaa!

Vote CCC


Boss Vedah 3 months ago

Vybes hapana zvaukutaura zvine musoro iwe. Its better utonyarara zvako. You mean vana Enock Dongo zvaari kutaura apo hauna kutombozvinzwa. Kungoti i kno zvangu kuti ..nu supporters they want pple to suffer. Munovhotera nzara munyika imi.

Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

@booster jab, you have to save until your savings accumulate to USD300 simple. It doesn't matter you are paid RTGS salaries, you can easily convert the salary into USD in the "usual" manner. CLUE: Did you know people(tenants) on RTGS salaries also pay rentals in hard currency ? It is in your own interest to adopt this concept. Easy, like hot knive through butter !!

lolo 3 months ago

comment guys



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