The civil servants’ industrial action has been dealt a heavy blow after President Robert Mugabe said his government was unable to cater for the striking workers’ demands due to the economy’s low yields.
Mugabe who was officially launching the publicity campaign for the Kadoma Declaration on Friday said civil servants’ demands were genuine but the country was still facing economic hardships.
“We are not able to cater for their incomes because of the hardships. We are trying our best as government to improve the situation,” said Mugabe.
“We may be slow in looking into your concerns, but we are trying our best. It is hard for us as the yield of our economy is not enough. But there is hope. As the economy improves the incomes will also improve greatly.”