Kaseke Finally Leaves ZTA

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The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has finally parted ways with its former Chief Executive Officer Karikoga Kaseke who has been failing to report for duty since November 2018 on medical grounds.

In a statement today, the ZTA Head of Corporate Affairs Godfrey Koti announced the appointment of Rita Likukuma as the new Acting Chief Executive Officer.

“The Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Priscah Mupfumira (Sen) and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Board (ZTA) has seconded from the board, Mrs Rita Likukuma on an acting role of Chief Executive with effect from 01 February 2019.

“ZTA Chief Operating Officer, Mr Givemore Chidzidzi had been acting since November 2018 on behalf of Dr. Karikoga Kaseke who has been off work on medical grounds,” the statement reads.

Likukuma is currently sits on the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Board and is the Non-Executive Director of PG Industries.

Likukuma is also the current Chairperson of Turnall Holdings Ltd and a Director on the Morgan Company Board, an international business consortium currently in advanced stages of setting up in Zimbabwe.

She was the Chairperson of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe until January 2013 among other portifolios.

Kaseke is leaving ZTA after 13 years at the helm.  He suffered a stroke in November last year which forced him to go on sick leave. He was initially replaced by Givemore Chidzidzi who has been acting prior to the appointment of Likukuma.

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