The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has urged its employees to ignore stories circulating in both mainstream and social media which suggest the parastatal is struggling financially amid reports that some funds are being lost through corruption. In a leaked internal notice seen by Pindula News, NRZ General Manager Ms Respina Zinyanduko told employees that the stories are meant to tarnish the company’s image. Reads the notice:
SPECIAL NOTICE 0005 PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
FOR THE INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE OF RAILWAY EMPLOYEES ONLY
THIS NOTICE MUST BE FILED LN ALL BRANCH AND AREA OFFICES AND STATIONS
STORIES ON NRZ CIRCULATING IN BOTH MAINSTREAM & SOCIAL MEDIA
1. I have noted with grave concern articles being published by the print media, online publications and social media with an aim to tarnish and destroy the NRZ image and reputation as well as demotivate and demoralize the NRZ, workforce. I want to assure all employees that the Shareholder is handling the matters and dealing with them professionally and will ensure that no matter is swept under the carpet.
2. I need to remind all, that NRZ has grievance handling procedures and would encourage all those aggrieved to follow these. I also take this opportunity to reiterate the need for employees to adhere to the “Employee Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure of Information Agreement” that you all signed in year 2020.
3. I call upon all employees not to be distracted by these stories and that we must focus on turning around the fortunes of the NRZ and fulfil our motto of “NRZ Moving the Nation”. Our strategic nature calls for collective efforts to steer the company ahead and go past these turbulent times and come out as a strong team.