Speaking during a tour of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) in Bulawayo, Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Joel Biggie Matiza revealed he dissolved the Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (Zinara) board on Tuesday.
The dissolved board comprised Mr Wilfred Ramwi (chairperson), Dr Mercy Manyuchi, Mr Aaron Tapfuma, Mrs Lucy Furamera, Mr Fidelis Ngorora and Engineer Goodwell Mapako. The board also included former Victoria Falls mayor Mr Sifiso Mpofu, Mr Aaron Mazingaiso and Mrs Patricia Bwerinofa. Matiza said he has delegated his deputy, Fortune Chasi to oversee the establisment and maintenance of corporate governance at Zinara. Said Matiza:
The issue of the Plumtree-Mutare highway is being looked at and I will soon meet relevant authorities in that regard. However, I have just dissolved the Zinara board as we need to put things together and start afresh. The board was dissolved on Tuesday. I have assigned my Deputy Minister to investigate the entity including issues of abuse of office. The Deputy Minister will oversee the establishment and maintenance of corporate governance at Zinara and its alignment to statutory requirements.