Moyo speaks on ZBC flip-flops

HARARE - The decision by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) board to rescind acting chief executive officer Allan Chiweshe’s reassignment of managers at the State broadcaster was arrived at without prior knowledge of the ministry.

This was said by Information minister Jonathan Moyo when he officially launched the Information and Media Panel of Inquiry (IMPI) in Harare yesterday.

He said his ministry had merely received communication from the ZBC board informing them of the decision without consultation.

“Did the ministry know about this? No we didn’t know,” Moyo said. “We also read about it in the Press. I have to be honest as we were reading about it in the Press, we were also receiving letters from ZBC, not consulting with us, but informing us that they had taken that decision.

“Again this is bad corporate governance. We don’t want to have a situation that even those with oversight are surprised by the decisions and so forth. Does this mean the decision was necessarily bad?

“I haven’t had time to think about that. I don’t think that is the issue. The issue is that no proper corporate governance process has been observed in this case and going forward we would like to see the media that is part of structure that we oversee, following procedure that reflect good corporate governance.”


Comments (5)

Prof, you should know better - what you are wishing for is what is called micro-managing. Let the board do its work without hindrance. You must have faith in your appointees.

Dopori - 3 April 2014

President Johnson of USA micro-managed the Vietnam war by playing the general, the major, the sergeant and the corporal. He lost the war. Minister Jona Moyo should take note.

machakachaka - 3 April 2014

the close oversight is in order given the level of rot that had permeated this institution and the fall of its reputation. the close oversight is justifiable given the circumstances. its shareholder activism. but of course with time that will need to be withdrawn as operations normalises.

shareholder activism - 3 April 2014

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The ministers are custodians of POLICY. Boards provide STRATEGIES to run their parastatals. Management implements the strategies. The ministers should NEVER interfere with the boards or the ministers would never FIRE the boards.

Mwanawambo - 4 April 2014

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