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Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Obert Mpofu appointed a new Zimbabwe National Roads Authority board yesterday to be headed by Mr Albert Mugabe in an acting capacity.The other board members are Victoria Falls mayor Mr Sifiso Mpofu, Coach and Bus Operators Association representative Mr Farium Alex Kautsiro, Mr Jeffrey Nkomo, Mr David Norupiri, Engineer Norman Muzvidzwa, Mr Peter Hlohla, Engineer Martha Ndoro, Mrs Natsai Jaiwa and Chief Khulumani Mathema.

Minister Mpofu said two more board members would be appointed soon.

The new board replaces the one led by Mr Abdullah Kassim that was dissolved in February, with Minister Mpofu saying then that the dissolution was in pursuant to the objectives and goals of Zim-Asset, whose implementation was underpinned and guided by a results-based management system. The appointment comes as Zinara chief executive officer Mr Frank Chitukutuku, has left the organisation three months before the lapse of his contract. In May, Mr Chitukutuku cut short his contract which was supposed to end in March 2015 to December before taking a leave for the remaining three months.

Dr Mpofu yesterday said Eng Moses Juma will take over as acting CEO of Zinara. “As you are aware, the current CEO of Zinara resigned on his own condition, I don’t want you the media to continue with that speculation because we are regretting his departure and we have appointed Eng Mozes Juma to act while the board is looking for a substantive CEO,” he said.

On appointing the new board, Minister Mpofu called for transparency in toll fees management and instructed the board to ensure that road user charges were collected and accounted for and that road authority disbursements were audited in accordance with the Act.

“The Zinara funds are meant to be utilised for the maintenance, rehabilitation and development of the national road network, which amounts to some 85 208 kilometres,” he said.

Minister Mpofu said Cabinet had asked his Ministry to speed up projects of roads rehabilitation. Dr Mpofu also appointed a substantive eight-member board for Air Zimbabwe yesterday chaired by the country’s first black Comptroller and Auditor-General and former Commissioner of Taxes, Mr Abdulman Harid.

The other board members are Gift Noko, Rudo Faranisi, Luckson Muzondo, Patience Zenda, Edwin Zvandasara, Austin Simbai Mpinyuri, and Dr Tadiwanashe Mukudzeyi Mangwengwende.

Source : The Herald