Revive Air Zim

EDITOR — Transport minister Joram Gumbo should focus on the revival of the national airline as a priority.

A national airline boosts the economy and tourism. Besides tourism, the national airline markets the country’s agriculture and other products. More so, tourism is now the biggest foreign exchange earner.

With a national airline, you create jobs. Airlines such as Kenya, South African, Ethiopian Airways and Rwanda Air bring pride to their countries because it is cheaper for the nationals to use them.

The national airline carries the national flag across the globe and my advice to the Transport ministry is for the minister to immediately form a task force to push for the immediate revival of the airline.

But first, there is need to widely consult over what led to the collapse of national airline.

My appeal to government is not to politicise the management of the airline in the formative and operational stages because that is partly the reason Air Zimbabwe collapsed.

There is need to put emphasis on good quality management and efficiency. The government should possibly adopt the public- private partnership to manage and organise the airline business.

We also need to pick lessons from other African success stories like Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa on how they are managing their businesses.

The new airline should not tolerate corruption. Get managers of high integrity because Air Zimbabwe collapsed due to mismanagement and corruption.

There should be zero tolerance to corruption so that we can work to become a middle income economy.



Comments (2)

....The new airline should not tolerate corruption....In case you have not noticed air zim is in Africa where everyone from the lowliest cop to RGM himself is totally corrupt. If the airline must be saved it must be in spite of corruption----good luck.

william mills - 14 August 2016

Airzim must be left to meet its natural death caused by corruption, govt interefrence, patronage, etc. Its better not waste anyomore money on that dead horse. Whats needed is a new private airline able to compete in the region. govt may have minority shareholding, but with no direct control or intervention.

Donato MATIBILI - 12 September 2016

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