By Staff Reporter
After serving in an acting position for one year, Arthur Johnson Manase has been appointed as the National Social Security Chief Executive Officer.
Manase’s appointment is with effect from 1 January 2021, the NSSA statement has revealed.
The authority 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 newly appointed CEO replaces Elizabeth Chitiga who was dismissed in 2018 on allegations of maladministration and abuse of public funds at NSSA.
Manase once served as the 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.
Presently, he is enrolled for Ph.D. studies with the UZ; he 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.