The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $13.7 million grant to finance the COVID-19 response in Zimbabwe. The funds will provide an immediate lifeline for targeted frontline responders and health personnel and boost the country’s Global Health Security Index in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Cabinet yesterday resolved to set up a Government Employees Mutual Savings Fund with effect from March 2020 wherein Government would provide $100 million as seed for the fund among other proposals to improve the welfare of its employees. The fund will be supported through the deduction of 2.5% of total remuneration from every civil servant.
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Government will introduce a number of derivatives and investments assets by the end of the first quarter, which will help soften pension funds’ skewed investments in the equities market and property sector. These entities’ investment in properties currently means their funds are tied down for near-term obligations.
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