President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed his deputy, Dr Constantino Chiwenga as the new Minister of Health and Childcare with Immediate effect.
In a statement, the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda said the decision to appoint Dr Chiwenga was inspired by the urgent need to stabilize, restructure and reform the National Health Delivery System to cope up with the Covid 19 pandemic and turn around the national healthcare system.
“In terms of Section 99 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Ammendment (No. 20) , Act 2013, His Excellency the President Cde ED Mnangagwa has appointed Hon Vice President Dr C. D. G. N Chiwenga as Minister of Health and Child Care,”
“In making this decision, His Excellency the President has noted the urgent need to stabilise, restructure and reform the National Health Delivery System to better cope with challenges of the global Covid 19 pandemic, and in the process, ensuring a quick turn around in national healthcare, ” reads the statement.