Newly appointed Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) board chairperson, George Manyaya said that the department will handle statutory funds with high levels of rectitude and propriety.
Manyaya was among three ZINARA officials recently appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to serve in various capacities for the next three years.
In his acceptance speech, Manyaya said ZINARA will ensure that funds are disbursed on time to various road authorities. He said:
… We must ensure the timeous disbursement of funds to the various road authorities. This role comes with a lot of responsibilities and expectations and when handling statutory funds like the road fund there is a need to manage such with high levels of propriety and probity.
… We applaud HE President ED Mnangagwa for spearheading the bold and transformative policies as infrastructural development is a key pillar in the national development strategy and as you have seen that the emergency road rehabilitation programme has taken shape.
We must ensure the timeous disbursement of funds to the various road authorities.
Lizwe Bunu was re-appointed for a second term as the deputy chairperson of the ZINARA board while Alderman Naason Mudzara was also reappointed as a board member for ZINARA, both for the next three years with effect from 13 January 2022.
The appointments were announced by Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Felix Mhona on Thursday.
The Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (ZACC) recently named ZINARA among the country’s most corrupt Government entities, the other two being the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the Vehicle Inspectorate Department (VID).