By Staff Reporter
The President has appointed Dr Agnes Mahomva Chief Coordinator, National Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Office of the President and Cabinet.
According to a Press Statement issued by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda, the appointment is in terms of Section 203 (1)(a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No.20) Act 2013.
“The post has been created after due consideration of the work of the Ad-hoc Inter-Ministerial Task Force on COVID-19, which has indicated the need of an evidence based, and coordinated division of labour between and among Government agencies and other significant entities, as the country acts to prevent, manage and contain cases of infection and illness relating to the virus.”
Prior to the latest appointment, Dr Mahomva has been serving as Permanent Secretary of Health and Child Care and the Government is yet to announce her success.
“Dr Mahomva’s appointment is with immediate effect. An announcement on the appointment of a new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care will be made in due course.”