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President Mnangagwa appoints Mhike, Shumba as Permanent Secretaries

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed permanent secretaries for the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development, and District Development Fund.

In a statement issued by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda, Moses Mhike and Christopher Shumba have been appointed Permanent Secretaries for the two ministries respectively and in terms of Section 205 [1] of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

Said Sibanda in his statement: “The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet is pleased to announce that His Excellency the President has, in terms of Section 205 [1] of the Constitution of Zimbabwe appointed Mr Moses Mhike as the Permanent Secretary for Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development and Mr Christopher Shumba as the Permanent Secretary for the District Development Fund.”

Mhike is leaving his current post as the Head of Human Capital Development and Management in the Public Service Commission. He is a human capital development and management specialist who holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in public administration and management.

Mhike joined Government in 1997 and moved to the Public Service Commission as Deputy Manager responsible for designing the structures of Government ministries.

He then rose through the ranks to General Manager for the Corporate Strategy and Salaries Administration Agency, and subsequently became Head of Human Capital Development and Management responsible for government structures and processes; service-wide disciplinary and administrative procedures; as well as developing key regulatory policy instruments for the Public Service.

Mhike previously also served as the Government Team Leader on the National Joint Negotiating Council that negotiates salaries and conditions of service for the Public Service.

Christopher Shumba leaves his current post as the Chief Director for urban and rural local authorities in Zimbabwe to join the District Development Fund.

He is a senior public administrator who holds undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in education, development planning and administration.

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Shumba has 39 years of experience in education, local government administration and development coordination at local, district, provincial and national levels.

He rose through the ranks from being a classroom teacher, a headmaster, district administrator, provincial administrator, and Principal [now Chief] Director in different line ministries. □

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