Zimbabwe: Ministerial Team Gets Thumbs Up
[All Africa] President Mnangagwa's new Cabinet is a refreshing start to the Second Republic as it blends young brains with seasoned technocrats with capacity to revive the economy, analysts said yesterday. The Head of State and Government yesterday named a 20-member Cabinet, which saw new faces coming into Government.
Backgrounds of the team show that the new ministers were selected on the basis of competence and merit.
Time will tell.
The new Cabinet has six women.
Political analyst Mr Tafadzwa Mugwadi said the new team had the capacity to take Zim-bob-we to the Promised Land.
Or maybe make it the Breadbasket of Africa again.
"The salient feature of this Cabinet is that it is an intergenerational mix where the majority are young and technocratic brains that have been blended with experienced and competent seniors," he said.
"The decision to rest career Cabinet men and women is a strong signal that a new dispensation is upon us and real, with rejuvenated energy and vibrancy to take the country to another level. The President has assigned everyone according to their area of competence and merit and not on political considerations. The new Cabinet has raised optimism, sustained hope and created enthusiasm for Zim-bob-weans."
Confederation of Zim-bob-we Industries (CZI) president Mr Sifelani Jabangwe said the appointment of chief economist and African Development Bank vice president Professor Mthuli Ncube as Finance and Economic Development Minister was spot on.
"We believe Patrick Chinamasa (former Finance Minister) did good work but to take us to the next level, vision 2030, Prof Ncube is probably the right man," Mr Jabangwe said.
"He has the right international contacts, which will make it easy to engage and he is also a technocrat who will be vital as we craft our way into a new future."
MDC-T vice president Mr Obert Gutu said his party was happy with the new team.
"It brings a new and refreshing set-up," he said.
"If you look at the new Finance Minister, he has always been a brilliant academic, always top of his class. If we look again at Kirsty Coventry, our history making Olympian, she is young, warm and inspiring. If you take even Dr Obadiah Moyo, he managed to turn around the fortunes of Chitungwiza Central Hospital to be among the best managed medical facilities. Let us give these guys a chance. It is a refreshing start to the Second Republic."
Posted by: Fred 2018-09-09