The Ministry of Information Media
and Broadcasting Services has deployed four new District Information Officers
(DIOs) in Mwenenzi, Chiredzi, Zaka and Chivi in place of retired and promoted ex
Thembinkosi Ncube has replaced
Samson Matsilele who retired from Mwenezi last year while in Chiredzi,
Rangarirai Mashamba has replaced Itai Dhliwayo who has been promoted as
Mashonaland East Provincial Information Officer.
Zaka and Chivi have opened new
posts which were taken over by Shingirirai Hwande and Tinofara Hove respectively.
In an interview with TellZim
News, Masvingo Provincial Information Officer Rogers Irimayi said the new dispensation
intended to enhance information dissemination and the officers will play a
vital role in their district in accomplishing their duties as they have the
link between government and the citizens.
“The new dispensation intends to
enhance information dissemination. Officers will play a vital role in their
districts as they provide dissemination link between central government and
citizens,” said Irimayi.
He went on to say that the
development project areas covered by the new officers will be put in the
limelight through enhanced media reportage.
He said he hoped the communities
will embrace the new officers as they provide information and clarification on
“The development projects in the
areas that the new officers cover will also be put in the limelight as they
will help facilitate enhanced media coverage. It is our hope that communities
will embrace the officers as they have come not to spy on them but to provide
them with information and clarification on government policies,” he said.