The National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (Nango) southern region on recently held their regional elections that ushered in a new leadership.
Nango executive director, Leonard Mandishora presided over the elections which saw Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (Zuj) first vice president, Godfrey Mtimba being elected regional chairperson after four out of eight votes were cast in his favour.
Mtimba took over from Zendakwaye Zendakwaye who served his two terms and could not run for another term as per the dictates of the Nango constitution.
Lucia Masekesa was elected secretary, Joice Mhungu took the vice chairpersonship while Samuel Mhungu, who lost in the chairperson's election, was elected treasurer.
In his acceptance speech, Mtimba said he was humbled by the confidence that members had shown in his leadership.
"I am deeply humbled by this. As the newly-elected chairperson, I will work hard to make sure that our civic group is recognised further afield and I will work hard to satisfy the demands of this great responsibility that has been entrusted on me," said Mtimba.
He later told TellZim News in an interview he will work in consultation with his predecessor and the outgoing leadership to make the organisation greater and more capable of serving the people.
"I cannot make it alone so I will engage my predecessor and everyone who was in the previous leadership because I believe we have one cause which is to make the organisation great and also serve the people in the best way possible," Mtimba said.
The new board will run for the next three years under the leadership of the chairperson who will also represent the region in the Nango national executive board.