Government begins absorbing Municipal health workers to it’s payroll

by | Sep 29, 2021 | COVID 19 | 0 comments

Mako Jerera


Government has started the process of transferring health workers salary payment from the Municipal payrolls to the government’s payroll in an effort to centralise payments for essential services.


The process which has started in earnest has seen healthcare worker from Harare and Chitungwiza being almost fully adopted under a pilot project which is set to be expanded to all Councils in Zimbabwe.


Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said measures were being put in place for the City of Harare to expedite the implementation of the Cabinet decision by transferring all 368 health professionals.



“Cabinet wishes to inform the public that its decision to transfer health workers from the Chitungwiza and Harare Municipality’s payrolls to the Government’s payroll has started in earnest with 60 out of the 65 nursing staff in Chitungwiza having been transferred.” Minister Mutsvangwa said.

“This is in line with the government’s decision to centralise the payment of essential services in order to ensure timely payment,” she said.


She added that to smoothen implementation of the transfer of the health workers, Cabinet resolved that going forward, “the implementation of the Cabinet directive be made in a manner that allows the complete absorption of health professionals from all urban local authorities, starting with Chitungwiza, followed by Harare and then moving on to the remaining local authorities.”


Mutsvangwa said the ad-hoc inter-Ministerial committee led by Public Service minister Paul Mavima was given a month to engage Municipalities in order to deal with legacy issues, such as outstanding salaries, provident funds, statutory obligations, and other conditions of service such as funeral assistance, medical insurance and accommodation.


She added that the government is looking into sustainable ways of improving the conditions of service for nurses, doctors and other health professionals.