As you may know, the President of Zimbabwe is today announcing the new cabinet ministers that will head the country’s different ministries. In fact the announcement of the list is going on right now. We are, as would be expected, interested in who will head the ICT ministry. It is Webster Shamu. Him. Well, someone please update that Wikipedia entry.
The outgoing in this ministry is the much younger opposition minister, Nelson Chamisa.
We also notice another change; the ministry has been changed from “Information and Communication Technology” to “Information and Communication Technology, and Postal and Courier Services”. In short, it now includes the Postal and Courier services. We also notice the former “Ministry of Transport, Communication and Infrastructure Development” is now just Transport. Basically, this means it all now falls under one ministry which the regulatory authority, POTRAZ, will fall under. Understandably so; the previous split arrangement was a result of a negotiated split of powers between two political parties.
How do we feel about this? Kinda uninspired. As we have been even these past 5 years.
Information source: Newsday