- June 29, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Professor Gift Mugano has resigned from the ZISCO Board. In a letter addressed to the Minister of Industry and Commerce Mrs Sekesai Nzenza the renowned Professor cited the response on public comments he made on government policies were viewed to be a direct conflict to his role as a board member of a State Enterprise.
Below is the letter he penned to Minister Nzenza
As a follow up to our conversations over my comments on public media on Government policies which are viewed by some sections of Government as in direct conflict with my role as a board member of a State Enterprise, I took a reflection of the concerns and decided to resign from the ZISCO board.
The decision to resign is built on a firm view that I believe that my contribution on the policy discourse is of primary importance which cannot be forfeited in favour of maintaining a micro role as the interim Chairman and Board member of ZISCO.
For the avoidance of doubt, notwithstanding the arguments that my comments are negative and retrogressive,
evidence shows that in a number of times policymakers regularly took up my submissions.
In any way, the Second Republic, in line with the provision of the Constitution of Zimbabwe on freedom of
expression, which is outlined in the Transitional Stabilisation Programme paragraph 1766, has opened the
space for citizens which include commentators such as economists to freely express themselves.
It is on the basis of the foregoing that I took a firm view that it is in the best interest of the country that I
continue to provide uninterrupted and constructive views on various policies without any constraint for the
the interest of our beloved country.
It is my sincere hope too that Government will remain open to divergent views on various policies and pieces
Please accept the assurance of the highest consideration.
Professor Gift Mugano (Ph.D)