Mugabe in bid to lure civil servants

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has promised to increase civil servants’ salaries in the event that they vote for him and Zanu PF in the forthcoming harmonised elections.

Speaking at the launch of 21st Junior Parliamentary session yesterday in Harare at the Rainbow Towers, Mugabe pleaded with the civil servants to rally behind his party and promised to reward them duly.

“I know that we have not paid the teachers well because we did not have the budget.

“We also had problems with the two-headed creature of the inclusive government with some of the ministers who did not believe in rewarding the teachers.

“I want to assure you that if you vote for us and we win the elections things are going to be better for you as we shall improve your salaries.  

“I have a background in teaching and I know your problems, not some of the Cabinet ministers in the inclusive government,” said Mugabe.

He also promised to improve the educational infrastructure in schools for their benefit.

“Schoolchildren, we have not forgotten you, once we win the elections, we are going to improve your learning facilities too,” said Mugabe.

Child president  Ntandoyenkosi  Moyo from  Milton  High School in  Bulawayo told  Mugabe children wanted protection from the social norms and cultural laws  that harm them and violate their rights.

The Junior Parliament Session also marked belated celebrations of the Day of the African Child which was commemorated last week around the continent.  

The Parliament comprises of two chambers; the Upper House and Lower House and operates in the same way as the senior Parliament.

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