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PSC working on full implementation of devolution agenda

By Tafara Chikumira

THE Public Service Commission says it is strictly monitoring provincial heads of departments to ensure the full implementation of the devolution agenda across the country.

It emerged during a meeting between a team from the Public Service Commission and government provincial heads in Gweru, that the office of the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution is set to assume more powers under the devolution agenda as government continues to find new ways of implementing the constitutional provision.

Public Service Commission Team leader for Midlands province, Commissioner Ozias Hove said, “The Ministers of State for Provincial affairs and Devolution are the people on the ground who work with these provincial heads on a daily basis. While we are not taking away all the powers of the commission, our argument is that going forward we need the input of their offices in the staff appraisal. They can have a certain section which will have idlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Senator Larry Mavima disclosed that the Devolution agenda has already opened a number of opportunities in the area which have seen the Provincial Gross Domestic Product significantly improving.

“I want to implore you to utilise this is unique opportunity which is meant to strengthen our work ethics. The Midlands province embraces the devolution agenda and as such, has developed an economic master plan which has driven development through creating new investments. We will continue to implement whatever initiatives being crafted by government for the President’s vision to be realised.”

The Public Service Commission is on a nationwide fact finding mission with a view to address key issues emanating from the conditions of service of government employees while sharing ideas on the implementation of the devolution agenda.

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