Desmond Munemo, H-Metro Reporter
GOVERNMENT has decentralised the issuance of car number plates throughout the country to decongest the Central Vehicle Registry.
Speaking during the appointment of additional board members to entities under his Ministry, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister, Felix Mhona, said the move will help deal with corruption at the CVR.
“We are decongesting the Central Vehicle Registry in order to clamp down on corruption.
“We’ve heard of corrupt tendencies where some could go on to charge US$250 when the fees stands at US$80.
” Motorists now have to go to their provinces and access number plates for their vehicles without having to go through inconveniences,” he said.
The Minister handed appointment letters to the newly-added members to Zimbabwe National Roads Administration and the Airports Company of Zimbabwe boards.
Dr. George Manyaya is the new board chairperson at ZINARA.
He will lead the board for the next three years and his appointment is with immediate effect.
Lizwe Bunu will serve as the deputy chairperson of the ZINARA board.
Alderman Naason Mudzara has been reappointed as Board Member for ZINARA.
Sinikiwe Gwatidzo will serve as the Deputy Chairperson for the ACZ Board for the next three years.
“To our newly-appointed Board Members, you should be alive to the need for implementing good corporate governance principles in your practice.
“I encourage you to be familiar with provisions of the Public Entities Corporate Governance Act [Chapter 10:31],” said Min Mhona.
In his acceptance speech, Dr Manyaya said:
“I would like to thank the Government for walking the talk on inclusitivity through appointing the youth and enhancing gender parity to various national strategic institutions as demonstrated by today’s appointments .
“We applaud his Excellency, the President of Zimbabwe, Cde 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 various road authorities, ” he said.