In a letter, Finance Minister Minister Prof Mthuli Ncube announced he has appointed controversial Zanu PF activist William Gerald Mutumanje, better known as Acie Lumumba the new spokesman for his ministry.
Lumumba, will chair the ministry’s ‘Communications Taskforce’ and will be expected to work three days a week. It is not clear how Lumumba landed the position and whether the post was ever advertised. Other members of the taskforce were not identified. The letter reads:
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This letter serves to appoint you as chairman of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Communications Taskforce. The (task-force) will reimburse you for all your reasonable and properly documented expenses that you incur in performing the duties of your office. It is my expectation that you will bring your experience in leadership and communications strategy to improve the communication between my office and the people of Zimbabwe.
Lumumba William Gerald Mutumanje aka Acie Lumumba is a Zimbabwean politician, media personality and entrepreneur. He is a former member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF). He has been accused of misappropriation of funds and corruption on a number of occasions.... Read More About Acie Lumumba
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development is a government organ which administers the country's fiscal and financial aspects through its respective departments. It has various organs administered by different personnel and these include among other the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe National... Read More About Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Professor Mthuli Ncube is the Minister of Finance and Economic Development. He was the Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank, financial, economics, investment, and public policy expert, entrepreneur and academic. Professor Ncube divides his time between the private sector in Switzerland... Read More About Mthuli Ncube