Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his Government is committed to improving civil servants’ conditions of service and is strengthening legislative frameworks to protect all workers.
He said this at the country’s 42nd Independence anniversary celebrations in the second largest city, Bulawayo, on Monday.
This was the first time the main celebrations have taken place outside the capital, Harare.
President Mnangagwa said: “Government stands committed to ensure that our public officers, including those in the health and education sectors, have conditions of service commensurate with their important role in driving the national development of our country.
“We are, therefore, scaling up and strengthening modalities and legislative instruments to protect all workers, including those engaged in domestic service.”
The Zimbabwe leader said a boarding school will be constructed in every district, and reiterated a plan to make basic education free.
He urged unity and youths to shun drug and substance abuse.