SENIOR STAFF WRITER
IN A surprising development, doctors and nurses have welcomed the appointment of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, pictured, as Zimbabwe’s new Health and Child Care minister, the Daily News reports.
“Doctors welcome his appointment. Coming from the presidium, he will look into the issues affecting the health sector … we hope he will be able to bring the much needed change in the health system,” Musara said.
“As Zina, we welcome the appointees to the positions of substantive minister of Health and Child Care, as well as permanent secretary for the same ministry.“It is our hope that the two appointees have been briefed on the situation prevailing in the health sector and what has led to the impasse between health workers and their employer.“We look forward to being engaged on the basis of mutual respect, where our constitutional and labour rights to fair wage and not to work in unsafe conditions are respected.“Further we look forward to having our demands acknowledged and met,” Zina said.
“No person of sound mind, properly applying his mind, would have made the same,” he wrote on Twitter.