civil servants reps 20-07-11.jpgRepresentatives of civil servants have commended the Head of State and Government and Commander- in-Chief of the Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe for honouring the promise he made in April by awarding civil servants a salary increment.

In an interview with ZBC News, APEX Chairperson, Mrs Tendai Chikoore said the increment has been effected as per agreement and promise made by Cde Mugabe in April when civil servants representatives met him at State House.

“We never had any doubt that it was going to be implemented considering that the issue was engaged at a higher level,” Mrs Chikoore said.

Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe Treasure, Mr Ladistous Zunde agreed that the increment was a move in the positive direction but however said the increment is not adequate and his union will continue engaging their employer.

For months now, there was confusion over civil servants salaries with Finance Minister Tendai Biti claiming treasury had no money.

Biti later told Parliament that there will be no supplementary budget this year to accommodate the increments.

The increment now sees the lowest paid civil servant earning US$253.