By Costa Nkomo
GOVERNMENT has with immediate effect introduced a US$75 Covid-19 allowance for all civil servants while their monthly salaries have been increased by 50%.
All government pensioners will be paid Covid-19 US$30 allowance.
Government spokesperson Nick Mangwana confirmed the new adjustments.
“With immediate, all civil servants’ salaries will be adjusted upwards by 50%. Additionally; all civil servants to be paid a flat non-taxable Covid-19 allowance US$75. All government pensioners to be paid a Covid-19 US$30 allowance,” he said.
Civil servants including police and army officers were Tuesday shocked to find their June salaries had been slashed raising tensions in the public service sector.
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