By Providence Maraneli
Civil servants are taking a proactive approach in driving the national development agenda with the focus on inculcating the ideals of patriotism.
This comes after the launch of the Civil Servants TrustED in Matabeleland South Province, an organisation formed by civil servants to promote the ideals of patriotism among the citizenry to achieve an upper middle-income society by 2023.
Launching the organisation’s provincial chapter in Gwanda this Saturday, the national chairperson, Ms Lorraine Mutenure urged civil servants to be patient with the government as it seeks to turn around the fortunes of the country.
“As civil servants who trust in the leadership of President Mnangagwa, we are not going to strike for salaries, but we will strike deals for the advancement of our objectives. We will never be part of those whose aim is to cause despondency in the civil service through organising demonstrations,” she said.
The Minister of State for Matabeleland South Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Abednico Ncube took the opportunity to reaffirm government’s commitment to improve civil servants’ welfare.
“Having realised that civil servants have no houses, the leadership requested that government facilitates the availing of residential stands so that you may have accommodation,” he announced.