Surprise Reshuffle In Health Ministry

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has replaced Retired Major General Dr Gerald Gwinji with Dr Agnes Mahomva in a surprise reshuffling exercise.

Dr Gerald Gwinji who is yet to be reassigned was the Ministry’s Permanent secretary since 2009.

By Kudakwashe Pembere

“The chief secretary to the president and cabinet is pleased to announce that his Excellency, the President, has, in terms of Section 205 [1] of the Constitution of Zimbabwe amendment [No 20] Act 2013, appointed Dr Agnes Mahomva as the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Child Care…,” Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda in a statement said.

Added Dr Sibanda, “Dr Mahomva is a specialist public health physician who holds undergraduate and post graduate degrees in science, public health and medicine from the USA and Zimbabwe. She has over 22 years of experience in medical practice and managing and supporting public health programs  at local, regional and international levels. She rose through the ranks from being a clinical medical officer at different hospitals, municipalities, districts and provinces in Zimbabwe and the region.”

Dr Mahomva is a public health specialist and currently the head of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF).

Dr Mahomva also held the position of president of the Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZiMA from 2014 to 2018.

Interestingly, this moves comes as a shocker to many but parliamentarians sitting in the Health Portfolio Committee could have sworn to have seen this coming or plainly put, their wish has been granted.

Parliamentarians  wanted Gwinji gone accusing him for failing to come up with convincing bills for quick Cabinet approval.

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