Articles tagged 'joram gumbo'

Mujokoro appointed Zinara acting CEO 5 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) company secretary Mathlene Mujokoro has been inexplicably appointed acting chief executive in the aftermath of Nancy Masiyiwa-Chamisa's recent suspension. The hapless engineer's suspension came as Wilfred Ramwi's board had resolved to “c...
'Mugabe's planes' torment minister 18 June 2018 HARARE - The long-drawn Zimbabwe Airways saga refuses to go away, with under-fire Transport minister Joram Gumbo now standing accused of shielding ousted former president Robert Mugabe's son-in-law, Simba Chikore, from incarceration — following claims that he recently kidnapped the new airline's ...
'Mugabe planes' torment minister 18 June 2018 HARARE - The long-drawn Zimbabwe Airways saga refuses to go away, with under-fire Transport minister Joram Gumbo now standing accused of shielding ousted former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, Simba Chikore, from incarceration — following claims that he recently kidnapped the new airline’s ...
Zinara managers to face the music 6 June 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) managers, who are accused of siphoning close to $119 million from the parastatal, will have their day of reckoning in the next few days, sources say. This was after a recent report compiled by a five-member independent committee revealed...
Zim Airways: The national 'air crime' 30 May 2018 HARARE - When we read of criminal syndicates of the western world, we always envision Al Capone and the Italian Mafia as the apex of organised crime. In Zimbabwe, the mafia is our inept selfish government that thrives on exorbitant unjustifiable expenses on what they term the best intentions f...
'Mugabe plane' flown back for repairs 29 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — which has been linked to the family of ousted former president Robert Mugabe — has hit fresh controversy. This comes as the Daily News has been told that one of the airline's “new” planes that it recently sourced from Malaysia — a Boeing 777 ...
Zinara collections not enough: Govt 23 May 2018 BULAWAYO - The cash-strapped government has said money collected by the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) was not enough to rehabilitate the bad road network across the country. This also comes after government revealed that they are still in the process of servicing its $206 mil...
'Get vehicles without number plates off roads' 13 May 2018 HARARE - The new phenomenon of motorists driving without vehicle registration was a disturbing tendency, and government does not seem keen to address this problem, an opposition legislator has said. “Mr. Speaker Sir, I asked the minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development a few weeks...
Zim Airways circus continues 12 May 2018 HARARE - The circus behind the country's new national airline, Zimbabwe Airways, has reached fever-pitch with the government now moving to remove former president Robert Gabriel Mugabe's initials from one of the company's planes. Transport minister Joram Gumbo said the initials were causing co...
News twist to 'Mugabe planes' saga 6 May 2018 HARARE - Under-fire Transport minister Joram Gumbo has claimed that government kept the deal to register the new Zimbabwe Airways (Zim Airways) airline under wraps after advice that some former commercial white farmers wanted to attach its six planes from Malaysia, if they were in Air Zimbabwe (A...
'Mugabe plane' chews $50k/week 27 April 2018 HARARE - Controversial new airline Zimbabwe Airways' recently received Boeing 777 has already cost hard-pressed taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars even as the wide-bodied aeroplane remains grounded at Robert Mugabe International Airport, the Daily News can report. Well-placed sources said ...
Cost of number plates slashed 21 April 2018 HARARE - Government has slashed the cost of vehicle licence plates by 50 percent to contribute towards government policy on ease-of-doing business.  This follows years of outcry from motorists over the high cost of paying licences despite the use of inexpensive aluminium that is used to produc...
'Mugabe planes' torment minister Gumbo 17 April 2018 HARARE - Parliament is turning up the heat on beleaguered Transport minister Joram Gumbo, demanding that he provides convincing answers on all aspects of the controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — said to have links with former president Robert Mugabe's family. This comes as the purchas...
'Mugabe planes' torment minister 17 April 2018 HARARE - Parliament is turning up the heat on beleaguered Transport minister Joram Gumbo, demanding that he provides convincing answers on all aspects of the controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — said to have links with former president Robert Mugabe’s family. Read full story in today'...
'Mugabe planes': Shocking details 13 April 2018 HARARE - As the spotlight remains firmly focused on the country's controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — which has been linked to the family of former president Robert Mugabe — disturbing allegations are emerging that the purchase price of its aeroplanes bought from Malaysia Airlines was a...
Zimbabwe Airways: $100m vanishes in aircraft purchase 13 April 2018 HARARE - As the spotlight remains firmly focused on the country's controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — which has been linked to the family of former president Robert Mugabe — disturbing allegations are emerging that the purchase price of its aeroplanes bought from Malaysia Airlines was a...
Transport minister under fire 9 April 2018 HARARE - Transport minister Joram Gumbo has come under fire from various stakeholders in the economy for failing to transform parastatals under his portfolio and develop critical infrastructure in the country. The Zanu PF legislator was appointed to the key ministry in September 2015, with the...
Minister contracts ED on $1bln road deal 7 April 2018 HARARE - Confusion has rocked the long-delayed Harare-Beitbridge-Chirundu highway dualisation project, with Transport and Infrastructure Development minister, Joram Gumbo, insisting government has not cancelled a tender awarded to Austrian contractor, Geiger International (Geiger). His positio...
Zinara loses $119m to managers 13 March 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) allegedly lost over $119 million to two of its managers through shady deals and unprocedural tenders, an audit report has revealed. Sources close to the Transport ministry — under which Zinara falls — said the damning report, compil...
Zinara's $8m graders attract Parly scorn 14 February 2018 HARARE - The suitability and technical specifications of the six-year-old 80 motorised graders supplied to rural local authorities by the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) for the upgrading of roads was questioned in Parliament yesterday. While the issue has remained a source of ...
Zim grants Rwanda Air flight rights 12 February 2018 HARARE - Government has granted traffic rights to rising airline, Rwanda Air, to service the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route. The flights, given on a fifth freedom basis, will commence on May 16, this year. The freedoms of the air are a set of commercial aviation rights granting a country's a...
Opposition MDC petitions Gumbo over Zinara's $16m graders 8 February 2018 HARARE - Mabvuku-Tafara legislator James Maridadi has reignited debate about the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara)'s 80 motorised graders after petitioning Transport minister Joram Gumbo to explain the suitability and technical specifications of the six-year old equipment. While ...
Gumbo cracks down on VID corruption 1 February 2018 HARARE - Trasnsport minister Joram Gumbo yesterday vowed to fire Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) officials and blacklist driving schools undermining the integrity of the driver's licence by corruptly issuing the documents. A miffed Gumbo turned his guns on VID driving examiners who are iss...
Caaz, AirZim in departure tax deal 22 January 2018 HARARE - The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (Caaz) will no longer collect departure and airport taxes directly from Air Zimbabwe (AirZim)'s customers with effect from February 1. Effective that date, AirZim will now charge the taxes as part of the airfare and remit the money to Caaz befo...
Three ministers hailed for championing rural development 19 January 2018 HARARE - Rural district councils have hailed President Emerson Mnangagwa’s administration for paying primary attention to the rural people’s living conditions and concentrating on the stabilisation and betterment of their livelihoods. Association of Rural District Councils of Zimbabwe (ARDCZ) ...