Pfungwa Kunaka

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Pfungwa Kunaka
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BornPfungwa Kunaka

Pfungwa Kunaka is a Zimbabwean economist and the current Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development.[1]

Personal Details

No information was found on his age, place of birth, or family.

School / Education

He holds a Bsc Degree in Economics.


He was appointed the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on 22 August 2022.

Kunaka took over from Onesimo Mazai Moyo who left the post on 31 July 2022 following his retirement.

Before his appointment as the perm sec for the Mines Ministry, Kunaka was with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development as the chief director responsible for expenditure Management, a post he held since 2007.

He also held various positions in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development which include Chief Economist Revenue Expenditure, Director, National Budgeting, Chief Director, Resource Mobilisation, Chief Director, Fiscal Policy and Advisory Services and Chief Director, Expenditure Management which Chief Director posts he held since 2007.


In the Government Gazette dated 28 April 2023, Kunaka announced that Shalom Mining Corporation Private Limited (SMCPL) had applied to explore Mana Pools for oil and gas.[2]

However, there was opposition to the application as Mana Pools is designated as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Further Reading

  1. Pfungwa Kunaka takes to office, The Sunday Mail, Published: 28 August 2022, Retrieved: 12 May 2023
  2. CNRG warns against Mana Pools oil exploration, NewsDay, Published: 12 May 2023, Retrieved: 12 May 2023

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