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Govt To Provide Funeral And Medical Assistance For Village Heads

Govt To Provide Funeral And Medical Assistance For Village Heads

The Government says it will soon provide funeral and medical assistance to village heads as some of them cannot afford medical care.

This was revealed by the Deputy Minister of Local Government and Public Works, Marian Chombo in Parliament on Wednesday while responding to questions on the welfare of village heads. She said:

As a Ministry, with our department of traditional leadership, we have measures in place that make sure we assist traditional leaders.

However, I would want to point out that the type of assistance that we give mainly targets the chiefs.

Village heads are being given allowances and these allowances as of now do not include funeral assistance.

We envisage that very soon we should be in a position to assist as regards funeral and medical assistance.

Some of our village heads cannot access medical facilities because they do not have the resources.

Chombo explained that traditional leadership had three tiers. The first tier is made up of chiefs selected by the community and appointed by the President.

The second tier is that of the headman, who is appointed by the chief and their name is submitted to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works who does the vetting. Added Chombo:

Then the village head is appointed in most cases by the headman or the chief and we will just be given the names but we are not the ones who install these village heads.

The headman and the village head earn different salaries. We are trying at the moment that the village heads also get good perks, as the headman and the chief.

Chombo also said the ministry was still waiting for legislation to come through Parliament so that chieftainships that were not resuscitated at the end of the liberation struggle can be revived.

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15 Comments

Chiurai 3 weeks ago

MA pasipoti amunochemera musina Mari dze bhazi. Hakusi kungozvipawo pressure usina basa here

Kungofungawo kwangu


Bvunzawabaya 3 weeks ago

Great timing!
Let's jump onto the gravy train...
War vets,War Collabos,War Detainees
Chiefs,Village Heads, War Vets Children!


Zim 1 3 weeks ago

tinokuzivai vana nzizi tinochera


vy 3 weeks ago

Lies lies lies..do you believe that they will fulfill their empty promises?


Chawabvunza 3 weeks ago

All these are campeign gimmicks. Very soon they will offer funeral services to the headmem's chickens, dogs and goats.

NYIKA INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].


Tateguru 3 weeks ago

I see Sabhuku Vharazipi smiling all the way to funeral service providers to cancel his funeral policy kkkk


Prophet 3 weeks ago

Kkkkkk gwendo gwuno ndegwavo

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shame 3 weeks ago

nonsense


2023 3 weeks ago

yes who affords medical care in Zimbabwe ?


Asalif 3 weeks ago

you are giving government an extra burden at the present moment it is failing to pay medical aid bills for it's workers what more adding salt to an injury , this election will leave the government on its knees , so was this budgeted or zvirikumukira mumakumbo setsuro


sekuru waBona 3 weeks ago

shame on us as a nation

mateacher akuchema uye kune vana vakudzidzira panze tsveee kusiya kuita zvinhu zvinosimudzira nyika monobatana nemasabhuku

misplaced priorities

mhuka inonzi zanu ndaikonewa ini

mwari huyai


Fari 3 weeks ago

Vote buying, imboitai tione


TDB 3 weeks ago

election season for sure. today i got a free passport in Murehwa... kana kumbobvisa cent ndosaka zanu ichihwina mumamisha umo


Haunyare so kunyepa 3 weeks ago

Saka kukura kwese uko wanga usina ne passport zvayo? Apa wanyeperwa ku i passport, do you know kwave nema e passports?

sekuru waBona 3 weeks ago

iiiiiiiiiiiiii zvimwe zvacho munozonyanya kuita mislead vanhu


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