Acie Lumumba appointed to Ministry of Finance

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Acie Lumumba pictured with the Minister of Finance, Mthuli Ncube.
Acie Lumumba pictured with the Minister of Finance, Mthuli Ncube.

Harare – Lumumba William Gerald Mutumanje, popularly known as Acie Lumumba has been appointed as Chairman of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Communications task force, the Mail and Telegraph can exclusively reveal.

Lumumba, who worked as an election strategist for the ruling Zanu PF was appointed on a performance based contract effective today, 19 October, 2018.

The Mail and Telegraph is in possession of and has seen documents confirming Lumumba’s appointment.

According to the document, Lumumba will work 3 days a week and will be required to attend “general minutes, core updates and engagements as per request.”

Lumumba’s new role will see him perform a number of duties, among them, “preparing the agenda of each meeting, and for coordinating the work of the task force.”

Lumumba will will also be asked to “ensure that any agreed deliverables are produced.”

According to a Facebook post by Lumumba yesterday, the task force will, “help articulate/package accurate information on the economy.”

The Mail and Telegraph understands that Lumumba held high level discussions with top officials within the ministry, and also consulted extensively with global partners before accepting.

Close family sources told the Mail & Telegraph that Lumumba had confided in them about the appointment but urged them not to leak it.

A source who refused to be name told the Mail & Telegraph that Lumumba had qualified his acceptance of the position after meeting the minister, Mthuli Ncube.

“When they met and discussed it was incredible. They share the same vision essentially. And Acie believes Mthuli is the most committed person to deliver on Emmerson Mnangagwa’s promises” the source said.

Mail & Telegraph has seen a message, sent by Acie Lumumba in a close knit family group where he endorsed Ncube as a hard worker.

“The minister of finance is highly committed to engaging with Zimbabweans so as to find solutions for the economy. I have not seen anyone more committed to ensuring President Mnangagwa’s success in fixing the economy and transforming Zimbabwe into a middle income economy by 2030.”

“Please do not let this out yet. But it is for these reasons above that i will accept this post”

More to follow…