The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has appointed Mr Arthur Johnson Manase as substantive general manager/ chief executive officer (CEO) after serving in an acting capacity for one year.
NSSA has not had a substantive general manager since April 2018 when Mrs Elizabeth Chitiga was dismissed on allegations of maladministration and abuse of public funds.
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The authority announced in a statement that Manase’s appointment is with effect from 1 January 2021. NSSA further said Manase’s appointment was duly done in terms of Section 25 of the NSSA Act (Chapter 17:04)and Section 17 (2) of the Public Entities Corporate Governance Act (Chapter 10:31). Said NSSA:
The NSSA board is pleased to announce the appointment of Arthur Johnson Manase as substantive general manager/chief executive officer of NSSA with effect from 1 January 2021.
The authority also said Manase’s appointment was approved by Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Professor Paul Mavima with the concurrence of President Mnangagwa.
Prior to his secondment to NSSA in an acting capacity, Manase was executive director at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
He also served as executive dean at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) from January 2001 to November 2003 before moving to Air Zimbabwe where he served as a legal counsel/head secretarial and corporate affairs.
Manase is presently enrolled for PhD studies with the UZ, holds a Master of Laws from Cambridge University, Bachelor of Laws and a First Class Bachelor of Law (Honours) all from UZ.
NSSA is a statutory body established in terms of the NSSA Act of 1989 to provide social security, which is run as a pay-as-you-go pension scheme.