George Magosvongwe
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EraGovernment of Zimbabwe

George Magosvongwe is a Zimbabwean politician and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing. Magosvongwe is former Secretary for Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of Culture and Heritage. Magosvongwe is a member of the Zanu-PF political party. [1] In another shuffle of November 2019, George Magosvongwe was replaced by Zvinechimwe Churu.

Background

George Magosvongwe was the Secretary of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment until he was reassigned by the former President Robert Mugabe on 23 May 2017. Magosvongwe was reassigned to be the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage. In December 2017 after President Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration. Magosvongwe was appointed Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing. [2]

Boards

George Magosvongwe is a Board member at the Grain Marketing Board. [3]

Events

Proffesor Moyo Clash

In 2016 when Magosvongwe was the Permanent Secretary for Youth Development, reportedly said he had no knowledge of 100 000 litres of fuel reported to have been donated to the Zimbabwe Youth Council by the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef). This came after the then Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo, reportedly claimed in a Twitter post that he had donated 100 000 litres of fuel bought using Zimdef funds to the Zimbabwe Youth Council. [4]

Reshuffles

In September 2018, President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed new permanent secretaries, reassigned others and retired some others, under the Second Republic.

  • Deputy Chief Secretary-Presidential Communications: former Secretary for Information, Media and Broadcasting Services George Charamba,
  • Secretary to the Service Commissions: Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe.
  • Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services: TBA.
  • Permanent Secretary, Primary and Secondary Education: TBA.
  • Permanent Secretary for Defence and War Veterans: retained by Martin Rushwaya
  • Permanent Secretary for Finance and EconomicDevelopment: George Tongesayi Guvamatanga
  • Permanent Secretary for Energy and Power Development: Gloria Magombo.
  • Permanent Secretary for Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development: Rudo Chitiga.
  • Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage: Melusi Matshiya.
  • Permanent Secretary for Transport and Infrastructural Development: Amos Marawa.
  • Permanent Secretary for Local Government, Public Works and National Housing: George Magosvongwe.
  • Permanent Secretary for Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development: Fanuel Tagwira.
  • Permanent Secretary for Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate: Ringson Chitsiko (retained).
  • Permanent Secretary for Health and Child Care: Brigadier-General Gerald Gwinji (retained).
  • Permanent Secretary for Industry and Commerce: Mavis Sibanda
  • Permanent Secretary for Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry: Munesushe Munodawafa (moving from the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development).
  • Permanent Secretary for Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare: James Manzou.
  • Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Judith Kateera replacing Joey Bimha.
  • Permanent Secretary for Mines and Mining Development Information: Onesimo Moyo.
  • Permanent Secretary for Communication Technology and Courier Services: Samuel Kundishora (retained).
  • Permanent Secretary for Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation: Thokozile Chitepo (former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry).
  • Permanent Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Virginia Mabiza (retained).

President Mnangagwa had also re-assigned senior officials who included permanent secretaries, principal directors and equivalent grades to other duties. Senior Officials: Ray C Ndhlukula, Pretty Sunguro, Washington Mbizvo, Ambassador Stuart Comberbach, Ambassador Nicholas Kitikiti, Willard Manungo, Prince Mupazviriho and Desire Sibanda. Officials: Abigail Shoniwa, Ambassador Grace Mutandiro, Sibusisiwe Zembe, Ambassador Mary Mubi, Ozias Hove, Clemence Masango, Eghpha Jokomo, Simon Masanga, Eria Phiri, Clifford Matorera, Innocent Tizora. Retired: Ngoni Masoka, Partson Mbiriri, Ambassador Joey Bimha, Ambassador Boniface Chidyausiku, Tobaiwa Mudede, Ambassador Kelebert Nkomani, Ethel Mlalazi, Anne Knuth and Valentine Vera.

[5]

President Emmerson Mnangagwa made new government appointments in November 2019. The appointments, announced by Misheck Sibanda, were made in terms of Section 205 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No.20) Act 2013 and were with immediate effect.

  • Chief of Protocol: Former ambassador Chitsaka Chipaziwa, replacing Munyaradzi Kajese retired.
  • President’s Secretariat in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC): Raphael Faranisi (created post).
  • Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage: former deputy director-general of the Central Intelligence Organisation Aaron Nhepera, replaced Melusi Machiya.
  • Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development: Melusi Machiya.
  • Rudo Chitiga was moved to the OPC while awaiting reassignment, from Former Women’s Affairs Secretary.
  • Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing: Zvinechimwe Churu, replacing George Magosvongwe (awaiting reassignment).

[6]

President Emmerson Mnangagwa made new government appointments in November 2019. The appointments, announced by Misheck Sibanda, were made in terms of Section 205 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No.20) Act 2013 and were with immediate effect.

  • Chief of Protocol: Former ambassador Chitsaka Chipaziwa, replacing [Munyaradzi Kajese]] retired.
  • President’s Secretariat in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC): Raphael Faranisi (created post).
  • Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage: former deputy director-general of the Central Intelligence Organisation Aaron Nhepera, replaced Melusi Machiya.
  • Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development: Melusi Machiya.
  • Rudo Chitiga was moved to the OPC while awaiting reassignment, from Former Women’s Affairs Secretary.
  • Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing: Zvinechimwe Churu, replacing George Magosvongwe (awaiting reassignment).

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References

  1. President reassigns permanent secretaries , Herald1, Published: 9 December 2017 , Retrieved: 14 March 2018
  2. President reassigns 10 perm secs, Herald, Published: 23 May 2017 , Retrieved: 14 March 2018
  3. Board Members, GMB, Published: , Retrieved: 14 March 2018
  4. Youth Permanent Secretary throws Professor Moyo under bus, Herald3, Published: 28 October 2016 , Retrieved: 14 March 2018
  5. ED reshuffles permanent secretaries, The Herald, Published: 20 September 2018, Retrieved: 17 April 2020
  6. 6.0 6.1 ED makes senior appointments, Newsday, Published: 7 November 2019, Retrieved: 17 April 2020