Govt processing benefits for retrenched youth officers
by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube, the Government has initiated the process of retiring 3 365 youth officers in the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation.
“The youth officers will be paid their cash in lieu of notice pending retirement on January 4, 2019.
The Youth Ministry as the lead ministry in partnership with other Government institutions in particular the Ministries of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development and the Public Service Commission are facilitating access to a wide range of economic empowerment initiatives for the youth officers,” said Mr Masanga.
He said the empowerment programmes for the youths included, among others, enrolling at the Vocational Training Centres (VCTs) dotted across the provinces to be equipped with technical entrepreneurial life skills.
“The youths can also be assisted to access finance from the Empower Bank and Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank, among other financial institutions, to start up new business ventures or to grow existing businesses. Another option is to facilitate the youth officers to participate in other Government empowerment programmes, which include Command Agriculture, mining and value addition. Information on various investment opportunities will also be availed,” said Mr Masanga.
He added that during the same period, provincial and district workshops will be convened to assist the retired youth officers to access the ongoing empowerment programmes.
“The retired youth officers interested in the