|Mugabe may appoint acting Zimbabwe cabinet ministers|
|Africans in Government|
|Wednesday, 28 October 2009 17:29|
The official Herald daily quoted Information Minister Webster Shamu as saying Mugabe was contemplating appointing acting ministers for key ministries to ensure that government programmes were not adversely affected by the MDC boycott.
“His Excellency may have to consider appointing ministers in an acting capacity to key ministries for the sake of a successful agricultural season and general economic turnaround,” Shamu told the paper.
The MDC suspended cooperation with Mugabe’s ZANU PF on October 16 after accusing the former ruling party of reneging on commitments made in a power-sharing agreement signed last year.
The MDC’s 13 ministers have boycotted weekly cabinet meetings chaired by Mugabe, a development that has paralysed government’s economic turnaround programme.