Senior Health Officials Grabbing Juniors' Workshops
“These leaders attend workshops which are earmarked for junior employees and in some cases, not related to their line of work" - Union
High ranking sex pests within the Ministry of Health and Child Care are sending female employees on financially rewarding workshops in exchange for sex, a workers’ union has said.
In a 16 May 2023 correspondence to the Acting Health Secretary, Zimbabwe Health Workers Union general secretary L. Sarai also accused department heads of grabbing work-related workshops intended for junior employees.
“It has come to our attention that there is rampant abuse of authority by heads of department within the ministry concerning opportunities to attend work-related workshops and other assignments with monetary benefits.
“These leaders attend workshops which are earmarked for junior employees and in some cases, not related to their line of work.
“In most cases, invitation letters are directed to these heads, instead of passing these opportunities they then grab them for financial benefit.”
The union said despite attending the work-related workshops, the leaders are still too lazy to relay what they have learnt to other staff members as per norm.
In extreme scenarios, the union said, a director attends a workshop meant to benefit a junior officer.
Upon returning, further claims the union, the bosses then task junior officers to either teach others or disseminate the information.