The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has retired its chief executive, Dr Karikoga Kaseke, on medical grounds.
ZTA board said Dr Kaseke fell ill in November 2018 and has not been well since then. Pindula News presents ZTA’s statement that announced Kaseke’s retirement:
RETIREMENT OF DR KARIKOGA KESEKE ON HEALTH GROUNDS
The Board of Directors of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority wishes to advise the tourism industry and all stakeholders that Dr Karikoga Kaseke has been retired from the post of Chief Executive of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority after a long period of indisposition. Dr Kaseke fell ill in November 2018 and has not been well since then. His retirement followed the recommendations of a medical Board and is effective 01 July 2021.
Dr Kaseke served the organization as its Chief Executive from June 2005 up until his retirement. The Board and indeed everyone had hoped for his recovery and we continue to pray for the restoration of his health. Dr KK, as he is affectionately known, will be sadly missed in the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority in particular and the tourism industry as a whole both locally and beyond our borders.
Allow me on behalf of the Board to thank the the Kaseke family, industry and all our stakeholders for the support and cooperation given both to the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and Dr KK during these past two years. We would like to kindly request you to continue with your support and cooperation as we recruit a new Chief Executive for the organization.
Dr Precious Sibiya
Acting Board Chairperson
Dr Kaseke served the organisation as its chief executive from June 2005 up until his retirement.
ZTA works closely with the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality to promote tourism in Zimbabwe. It also runs the Miss Zimbabwe beauty pageant with the aim of equipping Zimbabwean models with the skills to market Zimbabwe abroad.
Dr Karikoga Kaseke is a retired Colonel of the Zimbabwe National Army.
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