Civil Servants Loans On Offer at the Public Service Commission ZITF Stand

The Public Service Commission will be offering Civil Service Training Loans at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) this year. The ZITF is running from 25 to 29 April.

Application forms for the training loans will be accepted at the show and a total of 20 qualifying civil servants will subsequently get their loans after a committee remotely sits to preside over the applications. This is the first time that these training loans are on promotional offer at the ZITF.

The Civil Service Training Loans are from a revolving fund which is mainly sustained by monies appropriated by the legislature and interest of loans. The  Civil Service Training Loans are for the purchase of textbooks, tuition and equipment necessary for attendance at a college or institute. They are given at a nominal interest rate to members of the civil service and officers of Parliament. To qualify, members of the Civil Service should meet the following criteria: a) should be on indefinite conditions of service, b) those pursuing part time studies, should have served for a minimum of two years, c) members on block of full-time programmes should have served for at least five years, d) should not have a pending misconduct case; and e) should be below 55 years of age.

Like previous years, the Public Service Commission will also be taking instant applications for the Government Employees Mutual Savings (GEMS) Fund at the ZITF.  Applications are filled out and accepted on the spot, processing of the same will be done in the same ZITF week for recipient civil servants.

Applications for rebates for duty free importation of vehicles will also be accepted on the spot and qualifying civil servants would go through the process to receive this benefit in due course thereafter.

These are all part of non-monetary benefits extended to civil servants in order to improve their conditions of service.

At the PSC stand at the ZITF other onsite services offered include on matters to do with Pensions and Payroll. There will also be online registrations as part of the PSC’s e-recruitment system where those wishing to work for Government can register to be included in the database for consideration as and when vacancies come up.

The PSC is in Exhibition Hall 4, Stand A38.

The PSC has been an annual exhibitor at the ZITF since 2005.



The Public Service Commission (PSC) is once again pleased to be part of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). This year marks the 64th Edition of the ZITF. For the PSC, the ZITF provides a grand interactive and networking opportunity with key stakeholders.
The ZITF is the country’s biggest annual international trade Expo which has proved to amplify the nation’s re-engagement and engagement drive. This year’s edition roars into life from the 25th to 29th April 2023.
The PSC is more than ready to demonstrate and illustrate the various transformative and innovative solutions it provides for its workers in particular and citizens in general. Here is what to expect from our exhibition stand:
(a) Self-service points
 Browse the PSC website
 Register online
 Watch informative and engaging videos
(b) SSB, HRMIS and Pension Live Service
(c) Literature distribution through the QR Code system
(d) Interactive opportunities for stand visitors and Principals and Staff of the PSC
We are particularly pleased to inform all our valued stakeholders that there will be onsite applications for the Government Employees Mutual Savings (GEMS) Fund, Rebate for Duty Free vehicle importation for qualifying Civil Servants, as well as Training Loans for those undergoing some studies to enable them to pay tuition, buy learning materials, equipment and other related expenses.
If you happen to be in and around Bulawayo from the 25th to 29th April 2022, don’t hesitate to visit the PSC Stand located in Hall 4 at the ZITF Exhibition show grounds. It is stand A38. Do stop by. WE ARE READY TO SERVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

ZITF 2023 Theme: ‘Transformative Innovation, Global Competitiveness’



His excellency the President, Dr. E.D Mnangagwa presided over the signing of Performance Contracts for Senior Public Office bearers for the year 2023 at a ceremony held on 16 March 2023 at the State House. The Government of Zimbabwe introduced Performance based contracts in 2021 for Cabinet Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Chief Executive Officers for Parastatals, Local Authorities, Vice Chancellors for State Universities, and other Senior Government officials.


His Excellency referred to the milestone event as a demonstration of the irreversible course that the Second Republic is embarking on towards ensuring that Government systems, processes and personnel are ‘Fit for Purpose’. The Chairman to the Service Commissions, Dr. Vincent Hungwe added that the Performance Contracts were in sync with the President’s Vision to foster a high performance culture across the entire public service.


The colourful event also saw high achievers for the year 2022 presented with awards. To note, Dr. Anxious Masuka, Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement was awarded as the Best Cabinet Minister for 2022, with Dr Frederick Shava, Minister of Foreign Affairs as the Runner up. The Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement, Dr. John Bhasera scooped the Overall Best Permanent Secretary.


Chief Directors Inducted

Chief Directors Inducted

On Friday 17 February 2023 a class of 36 Chief Directors from various Line  Ministries graduated from a week-long induction training at the Public Service Academy – ZIPAM campus. The ceremony was officiated by Acting Secretary  Service Commissions,  Head of Uniformed Services and Commissions, Mr Dhingindlela Zisengwe.

The induction was meant to orient the Chief Directors into public administration and familiarise them with how Government works. More induction training sessions are on the cards to be conducted for other senior managers in Line Ministries and Government Departments and Agencies.



Civil Service Rural Transport Scheme launched – Implementation of the mantra: Leaving No One Behind

Last quarter of 2022 saw His Excellency, President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, commissioning 18 Public Service Commission buses as part of the Civil Service Rural Transport Scheme.

The Civil Service Bus Scheme is an initiative which ensures that there are buses serving the rural routes across the width and breadth of the country in order to provide safe, reliable and affordable transportation for civil servants in rural and remote parts of the nation.

The bus commissioning event on 17 November 2022, which was ably-directed by Public Service Commission Secretary, Dr Tsitsi R. Choruma, as the Master of Ceremonies, drew large audiences as hundreds upon hundreds of people from Gwanda and surrounding areas in Matabeleland South thronged Pelandaba Stadium to witness the ceremony. Cabinet Ministers, civil servants and traditional leaders also attended the event.

The  bus commissioning under the Civil Service Rural Transport Scheme stands out as yet another shining example of what the Government in the Second Republic is doing for its people in fulfilling promises and responding to the people’s needs.

Launching the buses, President Mnangagwa reiterated Government’s commitment to delivering for the people. He said the intervention by Government to provide buses for civil servants in the rural areas was in response to transport challenges they were facing.

“We have many civil servants working in rural areas in our districts and provinces and we are giving them these buses for ease of transportation,” President Mnangagwa said.

The 18 buses were purchased by Treasury and are part of a phased programme, which will see the Government acquiring more buses to be deployed to various provinces under the Civil Service Rural Transport Scheme.

The 18 buses are a fourth batch of buses commissioned by Government for the Public Service as a whole in the course of the Second Republic, including for urban routes.  In 2019 the President launched 25 buses; 33 in 2020; and 13 in 2021.

Speaking at the bus commissioning event, Public Service Commission, Chairman, Dr Vincent Hungwe said the buses were part of the President’s visionary leadership which sought to improve working conditions for civil servants.

“Your Excellency, your administration has successfully sustained its commitment to improving the working condition of its workers.  In your visionary leadership, you directed us to improve access to affordable transport for the civil servants,” Dr Hungwe said. “We are happy to inform you that with support from Treasury, this year we have acquired an additional 18 buses.”

The Civil Service Rural Transportation Scheme is in line with the mantra of “leaving no one and no place behind”, Dr Hungwe said.

“All the buses you are commissioning, will ply rural routes,” Dr Hungwe said.

The commissioned buses will be distributed to the provinces as follows: Matabeleland South 3; Midlands 3 and two buses each for Matabeleland North, Masvingo, Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, West and East.

More buses are expected to be procured for more rural routes in the near future.

Speaking at the commissioning event, president of the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU), Mrs Cecilia Alexander praised Government for providing the much needed transport for civil servants which she hailed as a move that would restore dignity to the commuting Government workers.

“Never again shall we go to work sitting on top of a gearbox with all the heat and sweat,” Mrs Alexander said in apparent reference to how in packed public commuter omnibuses (kombis) some passengers end up being made to sit on top of gearboxes. “As ZCPSTU, we have so much to celebrate in regard to the commitment of the Second Republic towards improving the terms of conditions for its workers and this is in spite of the fact that more can still be done.”

Government remains committed to improving the conditions of service for all its workers.


Thank you & Goodbye Ambassador Wutawunashe

SCORES of dignitaries from the President’s Office, high echelons of civil service from the Public Service Commission, Government ministries, departments and agencies; as well as artists and members of the media converged at the Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare on Wednesday 12 October 2022 to bid farewell to Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe. As the outgoing Secretary Service Commissions, Amb. Wutawunashe was celebrated with much ceremony at this fun and pomp function attended by over 200 guests who included members of the Public Service Commission from not only Head Office in Harare but also from all the provinces.