FULL TEXT: Transport Minister Splits Airports CoZ From CAAZ, Appoints Boards

The Minister of Transport, Joe Biggie Matiza has named new boards for the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) and the Airports Company of Zimbabwe (ACoZ).

ACoZ used to be part of CAAZ but will now operate independently. Below is the functions of the boards and it’s of board members.

The functions of the Airports company are
a) to acquire, establish, develop, maintain, manage, control and operate airports in Zimbabwe:

b) to establish, provide and maintain roads, approaches, apparatus, equipment, buildings and facilities in connection with airports;

c) to provide any scone or facility for the purposes of:-

i. the landing. parking and take-off of aircraft: and

ii. the handling or clearing of aircraft. the supply of provisions to aircraft. including, but not limited to, food, oils and fuels. and the emergency servicing of aircraft on an apron: and

iii. the handling of aircraft passengers and their baggage and of cargo at all stages while they are on the premises of an airport, including the transfer of such passengers and their baggage and of cargo, to and from an aircraft; and

iv. to undertake any other lawful activity at any airport:

d) to plan, design, construct. equip, maintain, repair, adopt and modify airports to the standards required or approved by the AuthoritY and the Government of Zimbabwe for the authorised carriage by air of passengers. baggage, cargo and freight,
e) to provide such services as the Board of the Airports Company considers can be properly provided by the Airports Company, and to charge for those services such fees as the Board may determine from time to time;

f) to develop identified airports in Zimbabwe as regional air transportation, cargo and passenger hubs, and support airline hub operations;

g) to provide safety and security measures for the handling of passengers, baggage, cargo and aircraft together with the personnel requisite thereto, in accordance with local and international standards and recommended best practices and procedures:

h) to carry on the business of importers and exporters, carriers, shipping, forwarding, re-forwarding clearing and transport agents, bonded warehousemen, storekeepers, publishers, printers and general merchants, and to buy or sell and deal in every merchantable commodity, substance and product:

i) to enter into agreements with any person connected with the business of the handling of passengers, baggage, cargo and freighting at international and domestic terminals;

j) it to establish and manage agencies or branches for the purposes of the Airports Company: and

k) to do such other things as a body corporate may do. as specified in its Memorandum and Articles of Association.
This is a new company, with a new board. I strongly hope that there will be groundbreaking initiatives to establish good infrastructures for our airports apart from the ongoing initiatives involving the rehabilitation and construction of RGMIA.

i. Mr. Devnanda (Dave) Popatlal — Chairperson;

ii. Mr. George M. Manyaya;

iii. Tinotenda Ndewende;

iv. Ms. Rumbidzai Dihwa;

v. Dr. Tendai J. Mabvure;

vi. Ms. Sinikiwe Gwatidzo; and

vii. Female Board Member.

i. Mr. Theophilus P. Gambe — Chairperson;

ii. Ms. Mary Joyce Mazhunde;

iii. Ms. Loveness Masuka – Dumwa;

iv. Mr. Nickel Mushangwe;

v. Mr. Tawona N. Zunzanyika;

vi. Ms. Sifelani N. Takawira; and

vii. Technical board member.

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