President appoints Faranisi
PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has appointed career diplomat, Ambassador Raphael Tayerera Faranisi, as the new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry.
Ambassador Faranisi takes over from Mr Munesushe Munodawafa who is retiring in August.
Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, announced the appointment in a statement last night.
“Ambassador Faranisi holds a degree in Politics and Administration and a Master’s Degree in International Relations. He is a seasoned career diplomat with extensive experience in senior level administration, diplomacy, and protocol services. He also possesses high-level negotiating skills honed during his extensive service as a diplomat. These skills are key to navigating and optimising national interests in the domain of multilateral engagements in relation to environmental management and climate change compliance,” said Dr Sibanda.
“Ambassador Faranisi rose through the ranks in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to head the Protocol Department as Director and served as a senior diplomat at different stations including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and in the Democratic Republic of Congo.”
In the DRC, Ambassador Faranisi was Head of the Sadc Group of Ambassadors.
He also served as Chief Director for Multilateral Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Before his latest appointment, Ambassador Faranisi was Head of the President’s Secretariat in the Office of the President and Cabinet.