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"Sanctions Affect Govt's Ability To Raise Civil Servants' Salaries", ZANU PF Tells CCC

ZANU PF Members of Parliament say their Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) counterparts should call for the removal of sanctions first before telling the Government to improve civil servants’ remuneration.

Upon their return to Parliament, CCC legislators have demanded that the Government improve civil servants’ meagre salaries.

Harare East MP Tendai Biti (CCC) asked the leader of government business in Parliament who is also the minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Ziyambi Ziyambi, what the Government is doing to improve the working conditions of civil servants. Said Biti:

The cost of living is rising exponentially. The cost of basic commodities like cooking oil, bread, milk and rentals is rising. Equally, the consumer basket has now gone up. For a family of six, it is now in excess of ZWL$120 000.

Only yesterday the official exchange rate was 145, but the parallel market rate is now close to 300.

What are you doing to the plight of civil servants, teachers, nurses, doctors, judges, magistrates, bus drivers, Speaker of Parliament, Clerk of Parliament, staff at Parliament, MPs who continue to have their salaries being eroded by the rambunctious inflation and the depreciation of the Zimbabwean dollar?

ZANU PF chief whip Pupurai Togarepi interjected Biti’s speech, saying sanctions have contributed to the Government’s failure to pay its workers adequately. Ziyambi said:

The effect of sanctions is to ensure that the people suffer. If you take, for instance, any country and you compare it with Zimbabwe in terms of ease of transacting with the whole world, if you do a business transaction in Zimbabwe, for example, you send money to China and somebody in Zambia also sends money to the same company, the money from Zimbabwe will take a week or two and from the money from Zambia takes two days.

My call to him (Biti) is, if you want us to pay decent salaries, let us have a level playing field whereby we can trade equally with anyone and our economy will be able to pay all our civil servants comparable to anyone in the world.

However, Norton MP, Temba Mliswa (Independent), said the Government should not hide behind the sanctions mantra for its failures. He said:

The President in the Second Republic said that Zimbabwe was open for business. I am sure the aspect of sanctions was factored in.

We talk about a US$12 billion economy in terms of the mining sector, withstanding sanctions.

If we go back on sanctions, I do not think we will make progress at the end of the day.

The truth of the matter is that, notwithstanding sanctions, we have come up with a roadmap that should make sure that there is transformation.

The President at no point has he even spoken about sanctions. He has continued to advocate for transformation through the resources that we have, resource mobilisation.

Civil servants are pushing for the restoration of their pre-October 2018 salaries of US$540 per month.

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25 Comments

chidzero chabenard 1 month ago

masanctions aya akanyanya, ndivo akadya us$15 billion yengoda vanhuwee


ccc 1 month ago

iyo zanu musoro wayo kokai hapana chine musoro chobwereketwa.day and night kunzwe kwesanction **** mhani


ccc 1 month ago

iyo zanu musoro wayo kokai hapana chine musoro chobwereketwa.day and night kunzwe kwesanction **** mhani


john 1 month ago

what aanctions affect civil servants salaries....jst rubbish....


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Salaries need not to be raise but be stable like during GNU...


Paul Piki 1 month ago

GNU ndoyakaita kuti ma salaries ayite stable. Iye zvino hamusi pa GNU Saka zvinooma. Kusvika maita chinhu chimwe ndokuti mukunde maZimbo.

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tentin 1 month ago

ko CCC yapinda papi panyaya yema sanctions? CCC yazuro uno. Tinoziva masactions ndee MDC-T, is Mwonzora


Jojo Zvenyika Chenjera 1 month ago

Sanctions
Brick by brick stone upon stone
Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo
Western puppets
All those refrains we have heard ad nauseam,ad infinitum. Hatichambo zviterere. To millions of us it's all hogwash, nonsense & unbuyable if not unbible.


Kanda 1 month ago

travel bans to certain individuals and freezing of their accounts does it affect ordinary citizens nhai hama dzangu


𝔼𝕣𝕚𝕔 1 month ago

It does nt affect us at all

mega 1 month ago

Zanupf haimbosvoda ndazviona yatove muroyi anoroya masikati zuva rakacheka nyika. manje poor remuneration doesn't affect CCC civil servant alone ndiko kupusa


mnangagwa 1 month ago

haaaa vapfana muparliament umo moda kunditenderedza musoro tariraiwo zera rangu plz munondizvimbisa vapfana iwe mupfana Nero uchaona hako kuti chigaro chinopisa ichi chete iwe uchiri wechidiki hako bt haaaa vapfana muri rough


Mdara Bonzo 1 month ago

Vakuru vakoniwa kurunner nyika, nyika ino
ine hupfu I hwakakosha vakuru vari kungo looters chete vachitungamidza machina vari kungoba zvicherwa zvedu hatisi kuona kuti Mari dzezvicherwa hatisi kuona zvaiiri kushandiswa


TN 1 month ago

Kunongonzi masanctions, ko ndezvipi zvatinogadzirawo tichitadza kutengesera dzimwe nyika nokuda kwemasanctions.
Kana kukanzi masanction abvisa zvinochinja here kana kuti tinonzwa pave nezvimwe zvikonzero.


Kanda 1 month ago

point chaMama mabrand new usd note anobvepi if we are under sanctions

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

CCC can not call for the removal of the sanctions because European Union, Britian and United States of America imposed sanctions and gave Zimbabwe benchmarks to fulfill for the sanctions to be uplifted. One such benchmark is t rule of law. Old People's Home government is still embedded in the jungle law. Two months ago CHAMISA was hit with stones in MASVINGO. During the byelections campaigns police cancelled 5 CCC frallies for flimsy reasons. In 2008 Government was paying a junior teacher us$450 per month. That government was still under sanctions. Today Citizens read about soldiers and policemen who commit robberies because their salaries are not fulfilling. [[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE]].


1 month ago

hapana anopiwa salary ye500usd kusvika magona kuvhota


Mtuzvi Nwuve 1 month ago

Haiwawo. Sankshenz chii Chacho? Inga Mtuzvi Nwuve anoganza wani kuti ndine Surplus. Handiti aiti zvakarongeka. Rimwewo garwe rinoti 'Kana kudenga hauwani hurumende yakanaka seZANU PF.' Saka chanetsa chii?? Inga Lithium makatengesera maZhing Zhong wani. Shandisayi Mari yacho kubhadhara vashandi. Five years dzeGNU vashandi vaibhadharwa zviri nani wani! Zanu PF ndiyo Sankshenz hombe muZimbabwe...


musorobangu 1 month ago

sunctions were there before GNU but macivil servants aingopiwa 500usd wani pa GNU


Dr Hercules 1 month ago

He promised to stop whining about sanctions and focus on developing the country.


R.G Mugabe 1 month ago

Chigure president akati anozvigona, stop lying about sanctions. US$15 billion yakaendepi? Handiti ndiyo yamakandibvisira after ndabvunza nezvayo. Gold is leaking left, right and centre wani, why muchinyarara ipapo then pakanzi be responsible mobva mati sanctions?
Handipenge pandakati NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA. Muchauya henyu kuzoti sorry paguva rangu kuno kwaZvimba.


Mkanya 1 month ago

No equipment in hospitals. Yu say sanctions so why are they not preventing yu from buying cars.


Mkanya 1 month ago

To hell with your lies zanu pf. We are not that dull. Corruption is destroying the economy. Chiadzva 15 bn. Command agric. Covid Gate. We need answers. Ministers are driving top of the range German, British and japa


As 1 month ago

Total failure of a junta gvt. Sanctions were there whn the Civil servants earned USD450. MAKUNDIKANA PACHOKWADI THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BTN MUTUNGAMIRI WENYIKA AND MUTONGI. ZIMBABWE NEEDS MUTUNGAMIRI NOT MUTONGI NYIKA HAITONGWI NEDEMO


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Hogwash



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