Monday, June 10, 2019

Failed Ex Finance Minister gets Airzim top job

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President Emerson Mnangagwa has appointed former Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa as the new board chairman for the troubled national airliner, Air Zimbabwe.

Prior to his appointment, Chinamasa was the Zanu PF politburo secretary for Finance and is expected to spearhead the turnaround of the airliner.

Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, confirmed the development.

Air Zimbabwe is currently faced with a myriad of challenges that have seen its workforce going unpaid and some of its planes grounded.

Passengers have of late faced travel disruptions after the airline’s only plane in service was sent for repairs.

Chinamasa has served in government on various positions, first as the deputy Agriculture Minister and Attorney General.

He has served as Finance Minister, Justice Minister and briefly as Minister of Cyber Security.

The top lawyer also was Zanu PF’s chief negotiator leading to the power sharing arrangement that gave birth to the government of national unity in 2009.