By Staff Reporter
Former Midlands Provincial Administrator Abiot Maronge has been appointed Midlands Provincial Development Coordinator.
Maronge is amongst 10 individuals who have been appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa as provincial development coordinators (PDC) across the country’s province’s.
The provincial development co-ordinators will assist Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs with “technical and administrative support” needed to promote economic growth, create jobs and lift people’s living standards across the country.
The appointments are effective from 1 September.
In a statement Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda said the key deliverables associated with growing the economy “lie at the heart of the national decentralisation and devolution agenda, which is to be achieved through co-ordinated planning, development and maintenance of requisite infrastructure, and the effective exploitation” of resource endowments in the various provinces.
“The PDCs are therefore critical technical actors in the formulation of provincial growth and transformation strategies that are aligned to National Development Plans and will enable Zimbabwe to realise its vision to become an upper middle-income economy and society in 2030.”
Maronge joined government as an Administration Officer in the then Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development in 1999.He was to rise through the ranks and was promoted to District Administrator in the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development in 2002.The veteran administrator was appointed Midlands Provincial Administrator in the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing in 2017.
He is a holder of a Bachelor of Science in Politics and Administration and a Masters Degree in Peace and Governance.