By Mercy Mungoriwo
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has with immediate effect appointed Member of Parliament, for Chirumhanzu South, Barbra Rwodzi as the new Deputy Minister for Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality.
Her elevation to the post was announced by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda in a statement, Thursday.
“In terms of Section 104 (2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe (Amendment No. 20) of 2013, His Excellency the President, Cde E. D Mnangagwa, has made the following appointment:
Honourable Barbra Rwodzi, Member of Parliament for Chirumhanzu, Midlands Province, as Deputy Minister for Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry,” reads the statement.
Rwodzi, a businesswoman and politician holds a Masters of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Honours degree in Business Studies.
“She is a successful businesswoman who owns a number of companies with interests in energy solutions, financial services, clothing and community development projects,” Sibanda said.
In June this year, Rwodzi a former member of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) of the African Union (AU), made headlines when she and other Southern African counterparts called for rotational leadership of the assembly against the erstwhile direct voting system leading to the suspension of the Parliament. Nhau/Indaba