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Mnangagwa Appoints Additional Members To ZINARA, ACZ Boards

Mnangagwa Appoints Additional Members To ZINARA, ACZ Boards

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed additional board members for the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) and the Airports Company of Zimbabwe (ACZ).

Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Felix Mhona announced the board members on Thursday.

George Manyaya was appointed ZINARA board chairperson for the next three years, taking over with immediate effect.

Lizwe Bunu was re-appointed for a second term as the deputy chairperson of the ZINARA board for the next three years with effect from 13 January 2022.

Alderman Naason Mudzara was also reappointed as a board member for ZINARA for the next three years with effect from 13 January 2022.

Meanwhile, Sinikiwe Gwatidzo was appointed ACZ deputy chairperson for three years with immediate effect. Said Mhona:

On 1 December 2021, I announced additional appointments to boards of five public entities under my purview.

Today, we convene once again to announce more appointments for the Zinara and ACZ boards.

As you may be aware, terms of office of board members expire at different dates and with nine public entities under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, these appointments are announced regularly.

The appointments are in line with obligations flowing from Section 11 of the Public Entities Corporate Governance Act.

Mhona urged the appointees to practice a high standard of professional ethics for enhanced public service. He said:

For public entities to perform well, the following principles are important to note: efficient economical use of resources; public administration must be development-oriented; services must be provided impartially, fairly, equitably and without bias; people’s needs must be responded to within a reasonable time, and the public must be encouraged to participate in policy-making, public administration must be accountable to Parliament and to the people; recruitment of staff must be made primarily on the basis of merit.

I want to take this opportunity to express the confidence that Government has in you as board members, as you embark on a journey to work with those who were appointed before you to accelerate the transformation of public entities.

More: The Herald

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Analyst 4 months ago

Where are such appointees drawn from? In South Africa, Botswana, the United Kingdom, to mention but a few jurisdictions, advertisements inviting suitably qualified (at least holders of very good undergraduate degree in most instances) individuals to express their interest to serve on public entity boards, are carried by widely circulating newspapers. I have not come across any in this country. Publicizing such openings enables the best candidates to apply for consideration thereby affording the responsible Ministers opportunities to, at least, consider appointment from a large pool of the best brains the country has to offer. Appointments that are made secretively tend to capture only few privileged individuals who may not necessarily be the best the country could offer. I believe there are some key qualification holders who are required on every board. These key qualifications for all boards are Economics; Accountancy; Law; and sector specific disciplines (the latter would then vary in a sector specific manner), e.g. when dealing with a State Enterprise involved mainly with road construction, there should be, in addition to authentic Economists, Accountants and a Lawyer, at least two Civil Engineers of note on the board.

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migo 4 months ago

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