Zimbabwe: Civil Servants Reject Health Insurance Scheme

Harare – Civil servants yesterday rejected the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), saying the prevailing economic conditions are not conducive for such a scheme as Government is struggling to meet its current obligations to its employees.

Civil servants, through the Apex Council, a body bringing together civil servants’ unions, said although the scheme is noble, but Government does not have financial muscle to augment its sustenance because of the negative economic conditions.

Appearing before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Service Labour and Social Welfare, Apex Council executive comprising the chairpersonCecilia Alexander, her deputy Ladislous Zunde, information and publicity secretary George Mushipe, called on Government to shelve the scheme and resume it when conditions are favourable.

Source: Angola Press News Agency