WINSTON Chitando has been re-appointed minister of Mines and Mining Development for the next five years.
Chitando joins 19 other cabinet ministers who are faced with a mammoth task to transform the Zimbabwean economy in line with the ‘Zimbabwe is Open for Business’ and the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ mantras.
Chitando was first appointed to the helm of the ministry in November 2017, which saw the new dispensation being ushered in to serve Zimbabwe, leading the July 30 2018 harmonised elections.
The ministry of Mines and Mining Development is faced with an uphill task in the new dispensation to address issues of corruption in the mining sector, out-dated equipment, and backroom deals that undermine the international integrity of the industry.
Chitando holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Zimbabwe.
Chitando joined Hwange Colliery Company in 1985 and became the Colliery’s chairman in 2016.
In 1997, he became commercial manager for Mining and Industrial Division at Zimasco. He then became executive director for finance for both Zimasco and Mimosa Mining Company between 1998 – 2007.
Chitando served as executive chairman of Mimosa Holdings since 2013. He also worked for Anglo-American where he served for 11 years.
He served as Vice-President of the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe from 2008 to 2011 and became its President from 2011 to 2013.
Honourable Polite Kambamura has been seconded to him as deputy minister. ENDS//