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ZTA retires Dr Karikoga Kaseke on health grounds

Dr Karikoga Kaseke, former Chief Executive of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Photo credit: Daily News

The Board of Directors of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has advised the tourism industry and all stakeholders that Dr. Karikoga Kaseke has been retired from the post of Chief Executive of the institution after a long period of indisposition.

The authority said Dr Kaseke fell ill in November 2018 and has not been well since then. His retirement followed the recommendations of a medical Board and is effective 01 July 2021.

Dr. Kaseke served the organization as ZTA Chief Executive from June 2005 up until his retirement. The ZTA Board said it and indeed everyone had hoped for his recovery and continues to pray for the restoration of his health.

“Dr. KK, as he is affectionately known, will be sadly missed in the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority in particular and the tourism industry as a whole both locally and beyond our borders.

“Allow me on behalf of the Board to thank the Kaseke family, industry, and all our stakeholders for the support and cooperation given both to the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and Dr. KK during these past two years. We would like to kindly request you to continue with your support and cooperation as we recruit a new Chief Executive for the organization,” Dr. Precious Sibiya, the ZTA Acting Board Chairperson said in an announcement today.

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