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President allocates ministries
October 11, 2008
has gazetted ministries allocated to Zanu-PF, MDC-T and MDC in terms
of the power-sharing agreement
signed by the three parties.
of the Functions and Powers of the President outlined in the power-sharing
agreement states that the Head of State shall after consultation
with the Vice Presidents, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Ministers,
allocate ministerial portfolios in accordance with the agreement.
After the assignment
of ministries to the parties, President Mugabe is expected to sign
the necessary papers for the appointment of the Vice Presidents,
Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Ministers.
appointments, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC counterpart
Arthur Mutambara would have three months to find seats in Parliament.
would then receive nominations of ministerial appointees from the
two MDC formations for appointment into Cabinet.
sources last night said Zanu-PF has already agreed on its line-up
In the 31-member
Cabinet, Zanu-PF — which won the popular vote on March 29
— has 15 ministries, MDC-T 13 while MDC has three.
would assign their members in the portfolios.
would, however, be made until the facilitator, former South African
president Cde Thabo Mbeki, has come to assist on the outstanding
ministry — Finance, which Cde Mugabe provisionally assigned
to Zanu-PF, according to the Government Gazette.
of ministries was done in terms of Paragraph (a) of Subsection (1)
of Section 31 D of the Constitution.
are as follows.
- Home Affairs
- Foreign Affairs
- Local Government
and Urban Development
- Mines and
- Lands, Agriculture
Natural Resources and Tourism
- Higher and
- Small and
Medium Enterprises and Co-operative Development
- Justice and
- Media, Information
Affairs, Gender and Community Development
- Youth Development,
Indigenisation and Empowerment
and Parliamentary Affairs
Planning and Investment Promotion
- Energy and
- Health and
- Labour and
- Water Resources
Development and Management
- Public Service
- Sport, Arts
- State Enterprise
- Science and
- Public Works
Housing and Social Amenities
Integration and International Co-operation
is still in dispute.
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