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 officers.
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 government policies.
“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.