By ZBC Reporter
His Excellency The President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has appointed Dr Agnes Mahomva to the newly created post of Chief Co-ordinator, National Response to the COVID- 19 Pandemic in the Office of the President and Cabinet.
In a statement the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda said the post has been created after due consideration of the work done by the AD-hoc Inter-Ministerial taskforce on COVID-19, which has indicated the need for an evidence based, and coordinated division of labour between and among Government agencies and other significant entities, as the country acts to prevent, manage and contain cases of infection and illness related to the virus.
Prior to her appointment Dr Mahomva was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
Dr Sibanda said Dr Mahomva brings to the post an extensive knowledge and experience from both her work in government and from her previous assignments in country, regional and global health organizations.
He added that Dr Mahomva’s leadership is critical in coordinating the country’s expertise in medical, epidemiological and related research area of public health at a time when the country is contending with a formidable health threat.
She will also take responsibility for ensuring synergies in activities relating to the logistical resource mobilization, materials production, and distribution, protective services and monitoring functions in the fight against COVID-19.
Dr Mahomva’s appointment is with immediate effect.
An announcement on the appointment of a new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care will be made in due course.
COVID-19: Dr Mahomva assigned new post
By ZBC Reporter