Local Governance

President Mnangagwa reassigns, appoints Deputy Chief Secretaries


By Nyasha Mutena

As part of the Second Republic’s ongoing efforts to put in place a productive and robust workforce committed to deliver, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promoted former secretaries in the offices of former VP Mohadi and the late Hon Joel Biggie Matiza with immediate effect.

Through an official communique, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda said Hon David Marapira, who was the minister of State in the Office of the former Vice President Kembo C.D Mohadi was reassigned as Minister of State in the office of the President. He will be in charge of monitoring and implementation of Special Agricultural programes such as Command Agriculture Mechanization and Irrigation Development, matters relating to Environment and Fire Management as well as climate change.

Reverend Paul Bayete Damasane who was the Permanent Secretary in former Vice President Kembo C.D Mohadi’s office was promoted to Deputy Chief Secretary for Social Services Sector. He will have special responsibility for monitoring programmes under various government ministries which include Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation, National Housing and Social amenities, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Women Affairs, community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development.

In addition, President Mnangagwa reappointed former Secretary in the ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Engineer Amos Marawa to the post of National Coordinator (Deputy Chief grade). He will be be responsible for flagship programmes and projects in the office of the President and Cabinet.

Eng Murawa will provide technical leadership in supporting the formulation and implementation of high-impact flagship infrastructural programes and projects at provincial level. He will have close consultation with ministers of State for Provincial Affairs and devolution among other crucial leadership roles.