Wicknell Chivayo and Sakunda Holdings (Sakunda) founder Kuda Tagwirei scooped top prizes in project management for their respective solar, and diesel-fired electricity plants. Chivayo was rewarded for his $450 million power projects across solar, hydro-electric and thermal sectors while Tagwirei was recognised for his execution of the 200 megawatt (MW) emergency power station in Seke and built in conjunction with Aggreko plc.
Speaking to the Daily News after winning the Chartered Institute of Project Managers Zimbabwe (CIPMZ) Awards Chivayo said:
I had an amazing night (Tuesday and where)… l won the best project manager of the year and my company (was also awarded for) … in the alternative energy solutions category in recognition of my solar project. I was born a winner, but to do that you must plan, prepare and always expect to win, and above all, give thanks… to the Man up above. Crucially, I am humbled to have received such recognition from legitimate and internationally-recognised bodies like the Chartered Institute of Project Managers Zimbabwe (CIPMZ).
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