Articles tagged 'pensioners'

Spare a thought for the poor pensioners 8 October 2017 HARARE - The recent announcement by National Social Security Authority (Nssa) that it will from this month not pay close to 19 000 pensioners who have failed to register with the Nssa biometric system will for sure be condemning the already poverty-stricken elderly to destitution. While it is ...
Govt gives nod to Nssa funeral cover 3 April 2017 HARARE - Government has moved to gazette the National Social Security Authority (Nssa)’s new and upgraded funeral cover for pensioners. Labour minister Prisca Mupfumira made the notice in a government gazette published on Friday under Statutory Instrument 46 of 2017. “A retired pensioner sh...
Govt spends $500m on pensioners 27 June 2016 HARARE - Treasury spent $477,6 million on pensions last year after paying a total of over 4,5 million retired government workers, a Cabinet minister has said. Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa last week told Parliament that Treasury disbursed a monthly sum of $39,8 million the whole of 2015 t...
Mupfumira blames Chinamasa over pension delays 22 May 2016 HARARE - Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira has blamed her Finance counterpart Patrick Chinamasa for inconveniencing pensioners by failing to communicate in time when Treasury has failed to raise money to pay them. Mupfumira said this in the Senate last week while responding to MDC legis...
Govt fails to pay pensioners 11 May 2016 HARARE - The cash-strapped government has for the umpteenth time failed to meet its statutory obligations after it could not raise funds to pay its pensioners who include war veterans. War veterans and other pensioners, the majority of whom get a maximum monthly pay-out of $60, went to their b...
Pensioners cry foul 13 December 2015 HARARE - State pensioners across the country who were supposed to receive their November payouts last week have accused government of taking advantage of their old age. The pensioners who comprise former teachers and police officers were seen queuing outside banks waiting for their monthly all...
Destitute pensioners on the rise 13 October 2013 HARARE - After working for 31 years at the government's Immigration department, Lawrence Chisango, walked away empty-handed. Even though he started working in 1964, he has nothing to show for all his efforts. This is despite the fact that he faithfully contributed to a monthly pension schem...