Govt pro­cess­ing ben­e­fits for re­trenched youth of­fi­cers

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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

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