ZANU PF has promised village heads that with effect from July 2022, they will receive US dollar allowances while Government will also increase their monthly salaries in Zimbabwe dollars.
Addressing village heads, headmen and chiefs, who had gathered for a meeting of ZANU PF structures in Tsholotsho on Wednesday, ZANU PF Second Secretary Kembo Mohadi said that with effect from this month, village heads will receive US$50 in allowances. Said Mohadi:
As village heads, you are working hard yet what you’re getting is not reflective of the amount of work done.
The Ministry of Local Government officials are here and for those of you not yet registered, you must go to the DDC and be registered as soon as possible.
We noted that the money you are getting is no longer of much value so it has been decided that it be increased, most likely doubled.
Over and above that, you shall get US$50 per month effective this month.
There are 36 000 village heads in Zimbabwe. However, some of them have not been receiving salaries because they are not registered.
The meeting was also attended by Tsholotsho Senator, Alice Dube, Tsholotsho South and North House of Assembly representatives, Musa Ncube and Retired Brigadier General Sibangumuzi Khumalo, respectively.