via Nyusi makes new appointments – The Zimbabwean 1 February 2015
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Friday appointed the former Deputy Interior Minister, Jose Mandra, as Vice-Chancellor of the Academy of Police Sciences (ACIPOL).
Mandra was the number two in the Interior Ministry throughout the ten years in which Armando Guebuza was President. He now replaces Jose Samuel Nhatave at the helm of ACIPOL.
Nyusi also appointed Salimo Vala, Antonio da Costa Gaspar and Catarina Dimande as advisors in the President’s Office.
Vala is an agricultural economist who has held the posts of National Director of Rural Development, and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Planning and Development. Gaspar is a well-known academic, who lectures at the Higher Institute of International Relations (ISRI).
Catarina Dimande is a former television presenter who was responsible for relations with the media in Nyusi’s presidential campaign last year. She was elected to the Central Committee of the ruling Frelimo Party at its Tenth Congress in 2012.