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Council allowance directive thrown out

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KADOMA — Kadoma Municipality has reportedly lost a bid to scrap top managers’ allowances after the latter successfully contested the move last month.

Report by Blessed Mhlanga Staff Reporter
The local authority had scrapped all perks enjoyed by its management team following a directive by Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo in August, saving itself a total of $70 000 a month.

However, the officials, led by health director Daniel Chirundu, referred the matter for arbitration.

Kadoma mayor Peter Matambo confirmed the matter, adding the move had affected 19 top and middle managers.

“We were taken to court for implementing the ministerial directive which ordered us to scrap all allowances from management salaries and we have since lost that case. We are now awaiting guidance from the same ministry,” said Matambo.

“That (school fees) allowance will now only be paid out when we see invoices from the school. Those who don’t produce them will not get the money. This way we won’t pay the allowance to those who don’t have children.”

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