Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kase is acting health secretary

 HEAD of the AusAID-funded capacity building service centre and former deputy secretary in charge of policy and administration with the Department of Health, Pascoe Kase is the acting secretary for Health, The National reports.
Health and HIV/AIDS Minister Sasa Zibe officially announced the appointment yesterday in the presence of senior health executives, management and staff and development partners at Aopi Building’s conference room.
“I welcome the decision of the government to appoint Kase in an acting capacity,” he said. 
“I have confidence in him that he will provide able leadership during this time when we have many exciting developments taking place in the department,” Zibe said.
“He is no stranger to this role. In his previous capacity as deputy secretary, he been acting secretary for health on a number of occasions and possesses good working knowledge of the operations of the department.”
Kase said: “It is good to be back after a while.”
He thanked the government for having confidence in him, saying it was a privilege and a honour.
“While I am looking forward to working with the rest the team, I know it is not an easy job. 
“There are many challenges that we still need to overcome and there are achievements and progress that we can work on to ensure that they become a scheme of success,” Kase said.
Zibe said Kase would remain in the position for six months while the government looked for a permanent replacement


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