There are reports that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has requested that all former Zanu-PF ministers who want to be ministers in his government should submit CVs, an application and a motivational letter stating why they want to be ministers and what they seek to achieve in a ministry of their choice.
This comes after Mnangagwa announced that he will merge ministries in order to remove duplication and to streamline government structures.
He also said that he will appoint a leaner cabinet in order to reduce government expenditure.
Mnangagwa also said that those whose ministries will be abolished will be seconded to other areas in the Public Service.
President Mnangagwa also hinted at a youthful cabinet and said that those that have reached retirement age will be laid off. He said that he will not tolerate slothfulness.
“I am currently in the process of putting together a new government structure, which should essentially be leaner. This, of course, will entail the merging of some line Ministries in order to remove functional duplications as well as contain unnecessary expenditures, so as to enhance productivity and efficient delivery of service,” Mnangagwa told heads of government departments in Harare on Tuesday.
“I want to assure you that no one will be laid off, except those who have reached retirement age. Those whose Ministerial posts will be abolished will be re-skilled and reassigned to other areas in the Public Service,” he said.