The Zimbabwean government has unveiled a $60 million housing facility for civil servants as part of non-monetary incentives to its workers.
The chairman Civil Service Commission signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the National Building Society on the roll out of a $60 million facility for public service housing project.
This is part of government’s commitment to provide decent and affordable housing to the people, mostly civil servants and among President Mnangagwa’s interventions to alleviate hardship among citizens on the back of austerity measures.
“This is in line with government’s continued efforts to improve conditions for its employees. The Public Service Commission, in conjunction with the National Building Society, has come up with various monetary and non-monetary incentives.
“Amongst the non-monetary incentives is the provision of affordable housing for members of the public service, through a $60 million facility provided by the National Building Society.”
The signing ceremony was attended by CSC commissioners, officials from the Ministries of Finance and Economic Development; Local Government, Public Works and National Housing; Public Service; Labour and Social Welfare and NBS. Although the project is open to civil servants, there are units that are available to non-civil servants.
Government has over the years identified land in various cities and towns for residential stands and construction of high-rise apartment blocks for civil servants.