Mnangagwa appoints Wekwete as Head of e-government in his office

By Staff writer | 07 Dec 2018 at 17:07hrs
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed ICT expert Jacob Wekwete as Head of the e-government unit in his office.

Wekwete has vast knowledge in training, technical competence and practical experience in Information Communication and technology (ICT). He holds a qualification in ICT, business administration and has served in the Ministry of Defense and the OPC as well as in private sector institutions.

Wekwete has been instrumental in the development and rolling out of the national e-Government Agenda and the establishment of the Special Economic Zones in Zimbabwe said Dr Sibanda.

Over the years he participated in several international committees on ICT's including the International Communications Union (ITU).

"Wekwete leaves his current post as Chairman of AFRICOM (Pvt) Ltd to lead the development of a comprehensive e-Government programme spanning a wide range of public sector institutions in Zimbabwe."

Meanwhile, Mnangagwa also appointed diplomat Nicholas Kitikiti as deputy chief secretary, his office said Friday.

Kitikiti's appointment as Deputy Chief Secretary (Policy Analysis, Development Planning and Coordination) in the Office of President and Cabinet is with immediate effect, Mnangagwa's office said in a statement.

An economist with experience in macro-economic analysis, policy development and implementation management, Kitikiti has served in Government in Trade, Mining Energy and Foreign Affairs.

"Ambassador Kitikiti brings vast private sector experience, national visions and national economic development plans. The Office of the President and Cabinet welcomes Ambassador Kitikiti into its fold from his latest assignment in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey," said Misheck Sibanda, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet.



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