Harare (New Ziana)-The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) on Monday announced the retirement of its chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke on medical grounds.
In a statement, ZTA acting board chair Dr Precious Sibiya said Kaseke’s retirement was effective 01 July 2021.
She said Kaseke’s retirement followed the recommendations of a medical Board.
“The Board of Directors of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority wishes to advise the tourism industry and all stakeholders that Dr Karikoga Kaseke has been retired from the post of Chief Executive officer of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority after a long period of indisposition. Dr Kaseke fell ill in November 2018 and has not been well since then.
“The board and indeed everyone had hoped for his recovery and we continue to pray for the restoration of his health”.
Dr Sibiya added: “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”
Kaseke served ZTA as its chief executive from June 2005 up to his retirement.