AT least 107 State-owned enterprises have been trained on corporate governance and ethical leadership by the Quality Corporate Governance Center.
Speaking ahead of the Quality Corporate Governance Center chairperson’s lounge scheduled for Hwange end of this month, its board chairperson Advocate Canaan Dube said they were providing quality consulting in corporate governance and leadership development.
The lounge will be addressed by businessman Dr Shingi Mutasa as the guest of honour who is expected to speak about entrepreneurship.
Adv Dube said they were working on engaging more State-owned enterprises on corporate governance and ethical leadership training as well as refresher courses for those that were trained.
“The 107 enterprises trained in corporate governance and ethical leadership are public sector entities either wholly owned by the Government or partly owned by the Government. However, the security forces were excluded from the training.
“We trained up to the permanent secretaries of Ministries and we stopped when we were about to train Ministers. Now that the is a Second Republic we are now working on re-engagement so that we train Government Ministers as well,” he said.
Chief executive officer of Quality Corporate Governance Centre Tendai Rusere said they have the capacity to train all the state-owned enterprises in the country.
“We have the capacity to train all the parastatal in the country so this organisation was one of the pioneers in teaching corporate governance and taking it to the public sector,” he said.
“At this moment we are a bigger extended team of consultants that is helping to evaluate and implement the international results based management system in the public sector. We are at the centre and forefront of pushing trends and dogma in corporate governance.
“The chairperson’s lounge was created out of seeing the need to define what it is to chair in the African space, what it means to be a chair at different levels, at executive level and middle management level. We are also working on producing the African Chairperson’s Handbook which will be contributed by all chairpersons in the country.”