President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa has finally announced the cabinet ministers, ministers of state and deputy ministers at State House, Zimbabwe has been waiting for.
Kirsty Coventry in the cabinet
To prove that ED is after women emancipation, he has put Oppah Muchingura as minister of Defence and war veterans. Muchinguri is the first women in 38 years to be selected for that post. Kirsty Coventry is also another interesting name that has been introduced in the cabinet as a Minister of Sports. Mnangagwa has appointed the ministers according to section 104 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.
Ministers for state for Harare to be announced soon
Harare seems to be a very big city that gives the authorities a hard time to make decisions just like the announcement of the election results . Harare’s ministers of state have not been announced. When asked about this delay, Mnangagwa alluded that very few people in Harare have made it to the Senate and the lower house hence a bit of time is needed to announce the Harare ministers of state.
Finance and Economic Development
Hon.Professor Mtuli Ncube
Defense and War Veterans
Hon. Oppah Muchinguri
Deputy: Hon Victor Matemadanda
Local Government, Public Works and National Housing
Hon. July Moyo
Deputy: Hon Jennifer Mhlanga
Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Hon Sibusiso Moyo
Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare
Hon Sekesai Nzenza
Deputy: Hon Lovemore Matuke
Industry and Commerce
Hon Mangaliso Ndlovu
Deputy: Mr. Rajeshakumart Modi
Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage
Hon Cain Mathema
Deputy: Hon. Michael Madiro
Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development
Hon Professor Amon Murwira
Primary and Secondary Education
Hon.Professor Paul Mavima
Deputy: Hon. Edgar Moyo
Lands, Agriculture, Water, Culture and Rural Resettlement
Hon. Perrance Shiri
Deputies: Hon. Douglas Karoro and Hon. Vangelis Haritatos
Mines and Mining Development
Hon Winston Chitando
Deputy: Hon. Polite Kamimura
Energy and Power Development
Hon. Joram Gumbo
Transport and Infrastructural Development
Hon Joel Biggie Matiza
Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services
Hon. Monica Mutsvangwa
Information Communication Technology and Courier Service
Hon. Kazembe Kazembe
Environment, Tourism and Hospital Industry
Hon. Prisca Mupfumira
Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation
Hon. Kirsty Coventry
Health and Child Care
Hon. Obadiah Moyo
Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
Hon. Ziyambi Ziyambi
Women Affair, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development
Hon. Sithembiso Nyoni
MINISTERS OF STATE FOR THE PROVINCES
(To be announced in due course)
Hon. Judith Ncube
Hon. Mary Mliswa
Hon. Apollonia Munzverengi
Hon. Monica Mavhunga
Hon. Ellen Gwaradzimba
Hon. Ezra Chadzamira
Hon. Abednico Ncube
Minister of State in the Office of V.P Chiwenga
Hon. Evelyn Ndlovu
Minister of State in V.P Mohadi’s Office
Hon. Davis Marapira
Kirsty Coventry is an interesting name that has been thrown on the list, Why?
Mnangagwa dodged the question asking the media who was born in the corridor of power.
Why has the ministry of Land, Agriculture, Water and Climate been given 1 minister but 2 deputies?
ED alluded that he merged nearly 3 ministries hence one person might find it hard but he added that the minister will still be the boss.
What informed the appointment of Prof Mtuli Ncube?
The president highlighted that Mtuli has been selected the same way every minister has been selected. He also mentioned that the ministers have been picked because they are Zimbabwean citizens and that in his good faith they will deliver. He also added that the 9th cabinet will interest the media just as much as it interests him.
What is the trust in your cabinet?
Mnangagwa pointed out that his government is built on the thrust of development, they want to grow, modernize and to mechanize the economy. He also added that they will that the marginalized people are taken to a middle economy.
The previous cabinet had 2 deputies ministers why have you put more?
ED emphasized that the previous cabinet was meant to last for just 7 months and that these are meant to serve for 5 years and means he needs a complete cabinet.
What is going to happen to the long-serving former ministers who you ditched, Is this the end of some heavyweights,
Mnangagwa simplified his response saying they are still in the party.
What do you expect from this cabinet?
ED specified that he is still going to use the 100-day circle and that by the end of each 100 days each ministry must publish their successes and failures to the nation.
There has been a cut-down on what was termed “bloated cabinet” is this a cost-cutting measure?
Mnangagwa notified that he has discussed this with his vice presidents and that they agreed to run with a 20-member cabinet which they believe will be ideal for the current situation in Zimbabwe.