Articles tagged 'cmed'

Govt courts global investors for State firms privatisation drive 8 October 2018 HARARE – Government is seeking global investors to engage in the privatisation of struggling State-owned companies as part of wide-ranging reforms set in motion by President Emmerson Mnangagwa since he came to power, the Finance and Economic Planning minister Mthuli Ncube has said. A former ba...
CMED thankful for poll logistics support 1 October 2018 HARARE - The government-owned CMED (Private) Limited is offering repair and maintenance services discounts to members of the public who provided it with logistical support during the July 30 elections. CMED was engaged by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to provide logistical support ...
Parastatal drags govt ministries to court 11 September 2017 HARARE - A Central Mechanical Engineering Department (CMED)-owned transport firm, Easy Go, has dragged several government ministries to court after they failed to pay various amounts of money for cars they hired from the firm. The latest ministries to be dragged before the High Court are Home ...
Easy Go sues minister over $132k 8 June 2017 HARARE - The Central Mechanical Engineering Department (CMED)-owned Easy Go has dragged Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira to the High Court for failing to pay $132 000 for motor vehicles hired from the State transport firm. Easy Go, which is represented by lawyers from TK Hove and Partn...
Minister escapes death by whisker 30 May 2017 HARARE - Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora escaped death by a whisker last week after he was involved in a horrific hit and run car accident — amid fears that Zanu PF's worsening tribal, factional and succession wars may have been at the heart of the calamity. Well-placed...
CMED boss grilled over fuel scam 21 February 2017 HARARE - State-owned Central Mechanical Equipment Department (CMED) has suspended the importation of duty-free fuel for selected private companies following an exposé of irregularities in the facilitation of import certificates. This comes as the Transport ministry had given CMED the right to ...
Fuel leak threatens govt buildings 22 April 2016 HARARE - A massive fuel leak suspected to be from an aging underground fuel storage facility at CMED in Harare has prompted key government and city buildings to be evacuated around the citadel of State power, officials confirmed yesterday. The leak is among the “largest scale” fuel emergencies...
CMED boss seeks discharge 21 April 2016 HARARE - CMED managing director Davison Mhaka, fingered in a $2 700 000 fuel scam, yesterday gave notice of his intentions to apply for refusal of further remand at his next court appearance. Mhaka, 49, is being charged with obstructing the course of justice and money laundering. He alleged...
Zim losing anti-graft fight 17 April 2016 HARARE - A barrage of corruption scandals hit Zimbabwe just after independence in 1980 and they have remained pervasive and pernicious although President Robert Mugabe declared zero tolerance against the scourge. In the past, Mugabe banged tables and declared war on corruption but there are ...
CMED saga haunts Gumbo 8 April 2016 HARARE - Transport minister Joram Gumbo is in a “spot of bother” following the arrest of CMED managing director Davison Mhaka — barely four months after he was reinstated by the ex-Zanu PF parliamentary whip. Observers say the latest developments have not only exposed serious contractions in P...
CMED saga takes Zanu PF factional twist 7 December 2015 HARARE - The Central Mechanical Equipment Department (CMED) saga has taken a new twist with revelations that Transport minister Joram Gumbo’s insistence on the reinstatement of suspended managing director Davis Mhaka was linked to Zanu PF factionalism. Last week, a disciplinary committee set u...
CMED recommends MD sacking 7 December 2015 HARARE - Central Mechanical Equipment Department (CMED) Private Limited disciplinary committee headed by retired judge Simbi Mubako yesterday recommended the sacking of former general manager Davison Mhaka for his alleged involvement in the fuel scandal that prejudiced the company of more than $2...
First Oil involved in $2,7m botched fuel deal 7 July 2014 HARARE - First Oil Company which is currently embroiled in a botched fuel deal involving a Hong Kong-based company says the Central Mechanical Equipment Department (CMED) and ZB Bank were all aware of the oil company's $2,7 million transaction it made for the purchase of three million litres of d...
Mpofu, Zimra boss clash 26 June 2014 HARARE - Transport minister Obert Mpofu and Zimbabwe Revenue Authority commissioner-general Gershom Pasi are headed for a clash following the minister’s insistence on creating a Border Post Authority. Mpofu’s ministry currently oversees over a dozen parastatals including the Zimbabwe National ...
Masimirembwa bounces back 12 June 2014 HARARE - Godwills Masimirembwa, the former chairperson of the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (Zmdc), has been appointed chairperson of the Central Mechanical Equipment Department (Cmed) board. Obert Mpofu, the Transport and Infrastructural Development minister, announced yesterday tha...
Parly committees must wield power 4 March 2014 HARARE - A Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED) managing director Davidson Mhaka has admitted, much to the chagrin of the parliamentary committee on Transport and Infrastructure, that his organisation was fleeced of $2,7m in a fuel deal gone bad.  He also admitted that they used ...
CMED fleeced of $2,7m by fuel firm 4 March 2014 HARARE - First Oil was paid $2,7 million to deliver fuel to the Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED)  but failed to do so, a Parliament committee was told yesterday. This emerged after Davidson Mhaka, CMED managing director, was grilled by the parliamentary portfolio committee on...
Legislators' cars cost taxpayers $16m 13 November 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's free spending government is splashing $16 million on top-of-the-range off-road vehicles at a time when many people are facing starvation. The tender, floated yesterday by the State Procurement Board, is inviting bids for Isuzu trucks and Toyota Prados. The Central Mechan...
Govt back tracks on MPs vehicles 5 November 2013 HARARE - The government has backtracked and is considering buying 100 new vehicles from ailing Zimbabwean automaker Willowvale Mazda Motor Industries. Initially, the Ford Ranger vehicles were earmarked to be purchased from two private companies owned by one person. Government, through CMED,...