Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere appointed 8 people to the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) board.
Kasukuwere said the board is tasked with reviving the Government owned company by paying its debt and introducing urban buses. Said Kasukuwere:
In order to meet the stated Zim-Asset objectives for resuscitating the country’s industrial base, an efficient transport system for passengers and goods will make a significant contribution towards the Gross Domestic Product. However, in order for Zupco to play that part, a robust turnaround strategy for the company needs to be worked out and gets implemented. Zupco is currently facing challenges of huge debts of money owed to pensioners, Zimra and other service providers which I expect the new board to service.
The board comprises of; Chairperson of the board, Mr Quinton Kanhukamwe, who is also Harare Institute of Technology Vice Chancellor. Other board members are Fannie Mutepfa, Kudzai Murefu-Tshuma, Engineer Bernard Musarurwa, Dennis Ndlovu, Bensen Samudzimu, George Chigora and another member who will be announced in due course.