By Alex Bell
SW Radio Africa
14 May 2014
The economic crisis in Zimbabwe has seen salaries for the country’s civil service being deferred again this month.
Civil service commission secretary Pretty Sunguro confirmed the latest delay in a statement Tuesday, but did not give any reasons.
“The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has changed the May 2014 pay dates,” she said.
Staff in the education sector would have to wait an extra day for the wages, and will get paid on Friday instead of Thursday.
The rest of the civil service, who were set to be paid next Thursday, will now only receive their wages on May 29th.
Pensioners are also affected by the deferment, and they will only get their money on May 30th, instead of the 28th.
This is the second month in a row that the cash-strapped government has had to defer civil servants wages. It’s estimated that the wage bill sits at over $150 million every month.