Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com, former Energy Minister and Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader, Elton Mangoma said President Mnangagwa must appoint new permanent secretaries.
Mangoma’s comments come after Mnangagwa announced a 20 member cabinet which did not include Zanu-PF bigwigs such as Patrick Chinamasa and Obert Mpofu. Mangoma said the new ministers should be allowed to implement their ideas particularly new Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube. Said Mangoma:
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This kind of reshuffle must be extended to the permanent secretaries in order for the incoming ministers to move in with new ideas. But the cabinet is definitely much better than I feared it could be. What is left is what philosophy they are going to use. Whether these people are allowed to have little room to manoeuvre, particularly to do with finance. The key issue that will drive the economy is how the currency issue is going to be dealt with, whether they will stop the printing of treasury bills and whether they will be able to live within a reasonable means and not continue to rely on treasury bills.
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