Govt sets chiefs entry-level salaries equivalent to a teacher’s salary

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Chiefs in Zimbabwe are going to get entry salary which is equivalent to a teacher's salary

Govt sets chiefs entry-level salaries equivalent to a teacher’s salary

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube says the government will be paying chiefs an entry-level salary equivalent to the salary of teachers.

In the past decade, chiefs, have been demanding improved remuneration to match the economic situation in the country.

Chiefs already get vehicles from the government to help smoothen their movement and operations.

Chiefs have received vehicles from the Govt
Chiefs in Zimbabwe have been given cars by the government

Finance Minister told the senate they devised a formula to pay chiefs an entry-level salary equivalent to the salary of teachers.

‘’…yes I must thank also Hon. Senator Chief Mtshane Khumalo and Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira for insisting that even chiefs ought to be paid a bonus. They came to see me and I listened and we paid bonuses for chiefs, headmen, and those below that structure.

‘’Also, on salary adjustments, we have a formula where the salary of a chief, at least the entry salary, is linked to that of a teacher. We have used that as a default position, we have to start somewhere. Otherwise, it will be difficult to see where a chief should belong.

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‘’We said a chief, at least in terms of the entry-level, should be almost the same as that of a teacher, and we start from there and then make other adjustments. It means that whenever we adjust a teacher’s salary, we should also adjust the chiefs’ salaries and those in the structure below. That is how we have constructed it.

‘’We may seek improvements from that model. We are happy to listen to some ideas, but that is how we have structured it for now,’’ he said.

Govt sets chiefs entry-level salaries equivalent to a teacher’s salary