The Chairman, Dr Vincent Hungwe, on behalf of Commissioners and the Secretariat of the Public Service Commission, the Defence Forces Service Commission, Police Service Commission, the Prisons and Correctional Service Commission, and of the entire civil service congratulates Dr Rosemary Tsitsi Choruma for her appointment as the new Secretary Service Commissions.
Dr Choruma was a Commissioner in the Public Service Commission since 2019, and has advocated for matters relating to policy, programming and human capital development and management. She has, among other things, been instrumental in the establishment of the Public Service Academy and also contributed significantly to the development of the first Gender Policy in the Public Sector, which was launched by Government in July this year (2022).
Dr Choruma joined Government in 1991 and rose through the ranks from being an Administrative Officer in the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, to Senior Administrative Officer in the Ministry of Higher Education before becoming Head of the National Manpower Advisory Council in 1994 and moving to Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund as Management Trainer between 1997 and 1999.
Dr Choruma brings with her a wealth of knowledge and extensive practical leadership experience in social and economic development issues, and in high CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE level public administration and management having worked many years in leadership positions in various national and global institutions where she superintended transformative production, investment and trade-related activities in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
Other notable achievements by Dr Choruma include: sitting as an advisory board member of the Graca Machel Foundation, the Zimbabwean Chapter; being selected to be one of Richard Branson Entrepreneurship Trainers in Zimbabwe; and sitting on the board of Oiko Credit International – a two-billion Euro Fund that supports agriculture, renewable energy and infrastructure development. She has published work on the plight of people with disabilities in Zimbabwe entitled, “The Forgotten Tribe”. She is committed to Women Empowerment and has demonstrated this, by among other things, initiating the establishment of a School of Leadership for Women in Cocoa, in Cot d’Ivoire and remains a patron of the school.
The new Secretary Service Commissions holds a Master’s degree in Management from the Academy of Social Sciences in Sofia, Bulgaria; a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Zimbabwe; and a PhD in Educational Leadership from Seattle University in the USA.
The Public Service Commission looks forward to harnessing and unlocking all the value that Dr Choruma brings to the organisation and enjoining it for more transformative growth in alignment with the national imperatives as articulated by His Excellency, the President Cde Dr Emmerson Mnangagwa in the gamechanging Vision 2030.
Dr Choruma takes over from Ambassador Wutawunashe who retired from the Service Commissions on 19 September 2022, after a four year-tenure of notable transformative successes.
The Service Commissions continue to grow from strength to strength since the advent of the Second Republic.
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