By Bustop TV Reporter
Cabinet has considered and approved that the conferment of the honors and awards change from uniformed forces only to including civil servants and civilians.
Presenting on the awards issue at a press briefing Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa announced the inclusion of non-uniformed personals in the category.
“Cabinet also wishes to inform the public that the government is now changing the system of conferring honors and awards.
“In the past honors and awards were only conferred to the uniformed forces,” she said.
“Going forward, the system of conferring honors and awards is now being extended to civil servants and civilians as a defining characteristic of the Second Republic, where the national interest and selfless sacrifice for the good of humankind is extolled”.
According to the Act commenced in November 1969 it reads that Chapter 10:11 is an ACT to provide for the creation and granting of honors and awards; to provide for the issue of decorations in connection therewith; to provide for the registration of honors, awards and decorations; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.
Cabinet considered and approved the nominees for the 2021 Honors and Awards in terms of the Honors and Awards act [Chapter 10:11] which were presented by the Vice President Constantine Chiwenga.
The honors and awards will be conferred during the Heroes and Defence Forces Day in line with provisions of the Act