The Sunday Mail
President Mnangagwa has appointed two new permanent secretaries to the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development, and the District Development Fund (DDF).
Mr Moses Mhike is the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development, while and Mr Christopher Shumba is the new Permanent Secretary for the DDF.
“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…
“The appointments of Mr Moses Mhike and Mr Christopher Shumba as permanent secretaries are with effect from 1st September, 2021,” said Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda in a statement on Friday.
Mr Mhike is a human capital development and management specialist who holds under-graduate and postgraduate qualifications in public administration and management.
In his new role, he is expected to “champion the effective integration of gender into policy planning, programme design and implementation; and to deepen and expand the economic empowerment of women in the context of community, small and medium enterprise development at all levels and across all sectors of the economy.”
Previously, he served as the Government Team Leader on the National Joint Negotiating Council that negotiates salaries and conditions of service for the Public Service.
Also, Mr Shumba new mandate at DDF involves facilitating rapid, equitable, inclusive and sustainable transformation of rural communities and economies through targeted infrastructure development planning and management.
He holds undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in education, development planning and administration.
He also has 39 years’ experience in education, local government administration and development coordination at local, district, provincial and national levels.
Before his new appointment, he was the chief director for urban and rural local authorities in Zimbabwe.