Soldiers received their July salaries on Monday as Government started paying its workers’ salaries for this month. In interviews, soldiers confirmed Government had honoured its promise to pay them. “We received our salaries today and we are happy that the Government honoured its promise. We hope that efforts are being made to ensure that our salaries are paid on time every month,” said a soldier who requested anonymity.
The Government released the civil servants’ pay dates for July last week. Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira said the army and the Air Force of Zimbabwe would be paid yesterday followed by the health sector tomorrow.
She said the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services would be paid on July 29, followed by the education sector on August 2. The rest of the civil service, Minister Mupfumira said, would get their salaries on August 6 while the pensioners will be paid on August 12.
Workers at grant-aided institutions will receive their July salaries as well as their 2015 bonuses on August 16.