Zimbabwe is retrenching 3 384 youth officers as part of its civil service reforms but it will make sure that they remain productive by paying them their packages promptly and providing them with empowerment options like skills training, access to finance, business mentorship and incubation service.
The secretary of the Public Service Commission Jonathan Wutawunashe, however, said the options will be demand driven.
He said the main criterion being used to retire the youth officers in whether they possess qualifications required to be engaged as public officers.
Former Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa tried to retire the same youth officers but the decision was reversed by the government.
This time, however, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube seems to be getting his way.
The move, Ncube says, is expected to save $13.8 million.