Government has given civil servants the green light to import cars duty-free as President Mnangagwa’s administration continues to cushion its workers through non-monetary incentives.
Civil servants officially received the good news during a National Joint Negotiating Forum (NJNC) held in Harare yesterday.
This comes amid reports that Government is working on increasing sector-specific allowances for its workers beginning April.
A cost of living adjustment will also be effected next month
The duty-free scheme is covered by Statutory Instrument 52 of 2019 and will see those with 10 years in the service qualifying.
A vehicle to be imported should not exceed US$10 000 while a person is entitled to import one car within a period of five years.
Apex Council, a body that represents civil servants in salary negotiations confirmed the development after yesterday’s NJNC.
“Government heeded the long standing Apex Council call for motor vehicle duty-free scheme covered by Statutory Instrument 52/2019 which will see all civil servants with 10 years of service being accorded a privilege to import a vehicle worth not more than US$10 000 duty free,” read the statement.
Source: The Herald