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President Mnangagwa has appointed new permanent secretaries to three ministries, a new Chief of Protocol and a head of the President’s Secretariat, both in the office of the President and Cabinet.
In a press statement, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda said the President appointed the new seniors to office in terms of his constitutional powers in section 205(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.
Ambassador Chipaziwa leaves the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to join the Office of President and Cabinet (OPC) to give urgency to ongoing efforts of engage and re-engage for the benefit of national development.
Chipaziwa holds qualifications in development and business administration. He is an accomplished career diplomat who rose within the ranks in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served the country with distinct as a diplomat in Sweden, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia and Brunei.
Ambassador Raphael Faranisi becomes Head of the President’s Secretariat in the OPC.
Faranisi has experience in senior level administration, diplomacy and protocol services. He is a former Director of Protocol and served as a diplomat in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He also served as head of the SADC Group of Ambassadors.
Mr Zvinechimwe Churu has been appointed Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing.
Churu has more than 25 years of experience in public administration and management specialising in economic policy formulation and implementation, domestic and international finance, and budget and expenditure management with a pointed focus on national economic development.
‘He also possesses private experience as a former of chief executive officer of the National Oil Company of Zimbabwe (NocZim),’ said Dr Sibanda.
The statement issued last night;

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