Better pay for staff

sHARARE - Zimbabwe's new unity government has started paying civil servants in US dollars to counter near worthless local salaries, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said yesterday.

sHARARE - Zimbabwe's new unity government has started paying civil servants in US dollars to counter near worthless local salaries, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said yesterday.

"We'll pay every civil servant in foreign currency," Biti said in Harare, adding that the armed forces had been paid in US dollars on Tuesday.

Biti said the move was to pay the country's 130000 civil servants a decent wage. - Sapa-AFP

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