LEANER CABINET FOR ZIM. . . New Government structure to be more efficient

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Auxilia Katongomara, Chronicle Reporter
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is working on setting up a leaner Cabinet aimed at working more effectively and efficiently towards the recovery of the economy.

He said ministries whose activities overlapped would be merged to cut costs and enhance productivity and efficiency in service delivery.

Addressing heads of ministries at Munhumutapa boardroom yesterday, President Mnangagwa said those who had reached retirement age would be retired.

“This meeting is one of the many interfaces I am having with various agencies of Government for purposes of familiarising myself with key players as well as to provide the general direction to be taken by my administration.

“I am currently in the process of putting together a new Government structure, which should essentially be leaner. This, of course, will entail the merging of line Ministries in order to remove functional duplications as well as contain unnecessary expenditures, so as to enhance productivity and efficient delivery of service,” said President Mnangagwa.

He assured civil servants that no one would be laid off except those who have reached retirement age.

He said those whose ministerial posts will be abolished will be re-skilled and re-assigned to other areas in the public service.

“I am sure that you will appreciate that the re-building of our national economy and improvement of the livelihoods of all our citizens is both urgent and imperative,” said the President.

“Our people have endured economic hardships for over two decades and now expect this new Government to turn things around, within the shortest time possible.

“Let us take advantage of the optimism among our people, ushered in by this current dispensation and do our best. This huge weight of expectations from the populace should bid us all to shun the laissez faire approach to our work and instead, endeavour to adopt a high performance work ethic.”

President Mnangagwa said the prime focus should thus be on the implementation of practical solutions to grow the economy, create jobs and boost the incomes of the people.

“My Government will have no tolerance for bureaucratic slothfulness, which is quick to brandish procedures as an excuse for stalling service delivery to citizens, investors and other stakeholders. Our mantra should be peak performance, peak performance and peak performance.

“As heads of ministries, your role is supremely critical in the realisation of the aspirations of all our citizens and stakeholders. I will certainly count on you for success in turning around the fortunes of our economy. Indeed together we can do it,” said President Mnangagwa.

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  • Buffalojump

    This sounds like a very positive move. I like what I read and look forward to reading the results of several initiatives.
    Hopefully the successes and failures are reported to give credibility. Not all initiatives can be expected to be successful so please report both.

  • TJINGABABILI

    THIS IS THE WAY TO GO! ALWAYS GET RID OF USELESS QUANGOS! THESE WERE USED TO REWARD THE GANG MEMBERS IF ROBBERS AND MUGGERS! DON’T FORGET THE 60 PROVINCIAL COUNCILLORS YOUR FORMER BOSS DIDNT ANOINT! !!! DEVOLUTION DEVOLUTION DEVOLUTION! !!!

  • Dumakude

    Where is Xamu Mgabe, he has disappeared with the fall of Matibirias….samutshela wangalaleli

    • Mkhusto

      Kkkk and where is jotham

      • Mthwakazi

        The back of the bus gets bigger!

    • zibulo

      lowo , like you say , samtshela, he will never surface again. wonder where he is hiding. and the priviledges he enjoyed by not being moderated like us by this same majik’eduze newspaper chronicle!!!!

      • Mthwakazi

        I’d love to know how you came by that statistic.

    • Mthwakazi

      inserting it in some way – THAT’S very rude (and disgusting)

  • zibulo

    So it was well known that what The People always said about Duplicate Ministries was correct!! Who in the returning Cabinet lineup did voice this? All who kept quiete should not be included in the new set up- they are yes-men and will do the same when the new regime goes astray ! If they are in then it means that they are taking us for a ride. Other thing , there are retirement -age civil servants who have overstayed on jobs as if it was their fathers’ properties, at the expense of young energetic Zimbaweans who sell airtime yet are Graduates whilst some are Mahobos and waiters in foreign lands !!!

  • PHIRI BWAANJI

    it baffles me when I read that THE PRESIDENT is doing opposite to his former boss.
    Was RGM so stubborn that he could not listen to what others said or it is being said now because they the ZANU PF still want to stay in power forever.
    ASIZI BANAKWAYINA
    IF THEY WILL CHANGE LET THEM CHANGE,IF THEY ARE CHANGING FOR REAL THEY HAVE TO HANDOVER POWER TO ANOTHER PEOPLE/PARTY THAT WISH TO CHANGE THE PEOPLE’S LIVING IN ZIMBABWE.
    ZANU PF HAS HAS BEEN THE SAME SONG FROM 1980 TILL DATE.

  • Wellington

    He is striking the right codes, hope he will come heavy especially on workers at registrars offices those lazy bastards harrass people and want to be paid bribes for doing their job

    • Afrikan

      Striking the right CHORDS indeed Wellington

      • Essexvale

        I bet they are really regretting that decision when they read these comments too. But so what?

    • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo

      Never heard of this till now so supposedly am in minority. Human nature is something I constantly despise!

    • Doctor Do little

      A very positive step in the right direction. A simultaneous overhaul of the Reserve Bank would also be something good. If the new man at the helm is serious he will get a leadership in that bank that is apolitical and give them a power to rebuild this institution without interference from Politicians..

      • Wellington

        True RBZ shoud run independently from politicians and concentrate on its core business, he should also fix the education sector that has been ruined by Dokora

      • Mthwakazi

        At least you do reason from time to time. You’re very right, we need an urgent overhaul of the entire banking system if we’re going to turn around this economy.

        • November 24

          …and the retail se ctor needs to shape-up too. Prices of building materials went up this week coz of heavy rains that destroyed houses.Is this fair or just open greed?

      • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

        You’re just a selfish person with little self control.

        • Doctor Do little

          You are just an idiot with absolutely no self control. What is so selfish about my comment?

          • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

            Did my comment warrant such Backlash?

          • Doctor Do little

            You don’t need me to tell you that. What is wrong with a “selfish” man answering an “idiot”?.

          • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

            Don’t make me school you verbally, learn to restrain that dirty orifice of yours reeking of 7 days Thothotho, from some Makokoba backyard.

          • Doctor Do little

            You know so much about tototo that is your problem. I do not participate in alcohol. Another thing it shows what type of a person you are since you know where to obtain the tototo. You school me verbally? You wish. I would make you look silly in a face to face.

    • silver

      lm beginning to like my new president Mr ED.he wants accountability and efficient service delivery in all sectors. however no recyling of previous ministers in the new cabinet,we are sick of it, we need fresh ideas. he needs whip the zrp into line on their fund raising actics on road blocks. kkkkkkkk gravy free rides are over…

  • ngoni

    Where was ED all along, he should have taken over a long time ago. There is no need for the following ministries:
    (1) Macroeconomic planning and investment promotion, it can be a department in the ministry of finance and economic development.
    (2) Psychomotor.
    (3) Cyber Security. We can have a department of cyber-security in the ministry of defence.
    (4) State security – how does it differ from defence, I think it can be a department in the ministry of defence.
    (5) SMEs – this can be a department in the ministry of industry, SMEs are part of industry phela.

    • Essexvale

      If you lack the courage, don’t be rude or passive aggressive. There are ways to say things in a non-confrontational manner.

      • ngoni

        Either you replied to the wrong comment or you are confused coz I dont see how any sane person would reply to my comment the way you just did.

        • Essexvale

          Your inability and/or refusal to comprehend a simple sentence written in simple English isn’t my fault.I suggest you go & enroll for night school.

          • ngoni

            Kkkk come on Mr or Mrs whoever you call yourself, this is not your grandfather’s granary where you order people around. You are beginning to sound like you are not comfortable with the new political dispensation. I didnt invite you to comment on my post so please be civilised. As for my understanding of English thats none of your business but I have no doubt about one thing, I m better than YOU.

          • Essexvale

            And you are remarkably gullible if you take silly compliments you receive on face value!!

          • ngoni

            You need help. I wouldnt love to meet you anywhere.

          • Essexvale

            You sound like someone who’s deeply discontent with their life situation.

          • ngoni

            Unlike you I dont query your right to an opinion. I only marvel at how wrong you are.

          • Essexvale

            keep practicing…

          • ngoni

            I dont need your permission.

          • Essexvale

            You should just get another girlfriend/boyfriend. Or be single. If it’s not there it’s not there.

          • Essexvale

            try having a girlfriend/boyfriend instead

  • taneta

    Mangundya is the first person who must go rine zimusoro raka woma sera Jonah!!!!

  • qiniso

    That’s what we want Mr President a cabinet that is going to deliver not friends of so and so. Now that Kasukuwere and Eunice Nomthandazo Moyo are out could the Egodini Project go ahead please we are thirsty for development in Bulawayo Mr President. Never again should people of Zimbabwe be marginalized against tribal or ethnic lines. Bravo Ngwena

  • mtshayazabhotshe

    I think i like my president….he is hitting all the right chords for my ears but must sooner than later show me practical and tangible things within govt offices eMhlanhlandlela ! i am with you Mr President!

    • Essexvale

      Sebakumitisela umfazi angithi ??

  • MakhosiXamu

    There is nothing special about this ED. He served the Govt. since 1980 and has been the right hand man to BOB – what will he deliver ?. Nothing … Indoda le ngamanyala wodwa , period.

    • Essexvale

      Yes. Better to admit you’re bitter when you’ve a good reason to be. Life does get easier later on!

  • TJINGABABILI

    HIT THE GROUND RUNNING! WHERE THE ĹEAN NEW CABINET! EASIER SAID THAN DONE. COME ED SHOW YOUR METTLE!

  • Chokwadi

    Atleast he is addressing problems. . .