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.

CABINET MINISTERS

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

Harare

(To be announced in due course)

Bulawayo

Hon.  Judith Ncube

Mash-West

Hon. Mary Mliswa

Mash-East

Hon. Apollonia Munzverengi

Mash-Central

Hon. Monica Mavhunga

Manicaland

Hon. Ellen Gwaradzimba

Midlands

Hon.Larry Mavima

Masvingo

Hon. Ezra Chadzamira

Matabeleland South

Hon. Abednico Ncube

Matabeleland North

Hon.Richard Moyo

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

Questions

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.