Thursday, 15 January 2015

Chitungwiza Municipality retires124 employees

Herald Reporter
Chitungwiza Municipality has retired at least 124 employees who are over 60 years as part of a restructuring and cost-cutting measure. This follows reports that the municipality spends over half of its revenue on salaries and has written to Government seeking a US$10 million grant to pay salary arrears. In January last year, council received US$1 223 240, 70 from its residents, US$768 590 of which went towards payment of salaries, leaving US$123 443,92 for service delivery.

Acting town clerk Mrs Gloria Gonese confirmed the development, saying the early retirement would help the cash strapped council clear its debt and improve service delivery.

She said the exercise was targeting all departments.

Chitungwiza retires124 employees
“It is true, we are restructuring, but what we have done is that we have started by retiring employees that are above 60 years,” she said.

“This is in line with implementing a resolution which was passed by council.

“We have retired about 124 employees. This is basically to try and address the challenges we are facing whereby our wage bill surpasses the revenue we are collecting.

“The retiring of 124 employees will translate to about 20 percent salary reduction. As for now we are having a debt of close to US$2 million as we are collecting between 40 to 60 percent of what is expected.”

The Chitungwiza municipality is owed about US$27 million in unpaid rates by residents, which is hindering the improvement in service delivery.

The municipality has been rocked by a number of problems in recent months including failure to pay its workers and strikes.

Service delivery is at its lowest in the town with burst sewer, uncollected garbage and allegations of corruption haunting the town council. Herald
Copyright © Real Info Zone. All rights reserved. Distributed by Real Info Zone Global Media ( To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

Real Info Zone publishes around multiple reports a day from more than 40 news organizations and over 100 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which Real Info Zone does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify Real Info Zone as the publisher are produced or commissioned by Real Info Zone. To address comments or complaints, Please Contact Us.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Contact Form


Email *

Message *