President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made two senior appointments in the Office of the President and Cabinet with immediate effect.
In a statement to ZBC News, the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda said President Mnangagwa has appointed Ambassador Nicholas Kitikiti as Deputy Chief Secretary for Policy Analysis, Development and Coordination in the Office of the President and Cabinet.
The appointment is in terms of Section 205 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (NO.20) Act 2013.
Ambassador Kitikiti is an economist with a wealth of experience in macro-economic analysis, policy development and implementation management.
He served in government in Trade, Mining, Energy and Foreign Affairs.
He also worked and represented Zimbabwe at multilateral institutions including UNCTAD, SADC, COMESA, ECOSOC and UNDP.
“Ambassador Kitikiti brings vast private sector experience, national visions and national economic development plans,” said Dr Sibanda.
He was presently serving as Zimbabwe’s ambassador in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey.
Dr Sibanda also revealed that the President has approved the appointment of Mr Jacob Charles Wekwete as Head of the e-Government Unit in the Office of the President and Cabinet.
Mr Wekwete brings in a wealth of training, technical competence and practical experience in ICT.
He holds qualifications in ICT and business administration and has served in the Ministries of Defence and the Office of the President and cabinet and various private sector institutions.
“Mr Wekwete has been instrumental in the development and rolling out of the national e-Government Agenda and the establishment of the Special Economic Zones in Zimbabwe.
“Over the years he participated in several international committees in ICTs including the International Telecommunications Union,” Dr Sibanda said.
He was currently serving as Chairman of Africom Private Limited.