Articles tagged 'zinara'

Govt to engage local firms for Beitbridge-Chirundu highway 7 October 2018 HARARE - Government is moving to engage Zimbabwean road construction firms in a major road expansion programme connecting Beitbridge and Chirundu amid indications the deal reached with Chinese firm Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group Limited (Afecc) was running into problems. This comes ...
Motorists to pay more in toll fees 19 September 2018 HARARE - Hard-pressed motorists will have to dig deeper into their depleted pockets for toll fees, after the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) announced yesterday that it was increasing the number of tollgates on the country's highways. This comes as Parliament released a damning...
Zinara finance manager nails CEO in graft trial 28 July 2018 HARARE - A Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) finance manager yesterday recounted in court how former chief executive officer Moses Juma made him sign a back-dated document that reportedly concealed a fraudulent transaction. Shadreck Matengabadza was testifying during the graft tr...
Zinara seeks $30m to buy new equipment 25 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) is seeking close to $30 million to purchase road construction equipment. Transport minister Joram Gumbo said government will contribute $20 million while the roads administrator will chip in with $8,3 million. “You will be aware t...
Zinara 'prioritising VIP roads in Harare' 25 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (Zinara) has been prioritising VIP routes in Harare, an official has said. Harare City Council (HCC) environmental committee chairperson Herbert Gomba yesterday said every year Zinara makes full disbursements for VIP roads while neglecting those i...
Mphoko's ally in hot soup 24 July 2018 HARARE - A former Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) employee who was released from police custody by ex-vice president Phelekezela Mphoko in 2016 is now facing criminal prosecution over graft charges. Mphoko stirred controversy in July 2016, after he stormed Avondale Police Statio...
Zinara upgrading payment system 20 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) is in the process of upgrading its payment system, which may result in queues forming at its tollgates countrywide. In a statement, Zinara advised the motoring public of the upgrade of its payment solution systems at all tollgates nat...
Zinara yet to disburse $8m to Harare council 10 July 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) is yet to receive over $8 million from the $12 million that the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) allocated to the municipality. According to environmental management committee minutes, the last disbursement of road funds was made on May 22 this...
Ambitious roads projects on course 9 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s audacious plans to construct and rehabilitate the country’s road infrastructure to try and kick-start Zimbabwe’s sputtering economy is on course, The Financial Gazette has established. Early this year, the government — through the Zimbabwe National Roads...
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...
Relocation of Dema tollgate welcomed 5 July 2018 HARARE - Manyame and Chitungwiza residents have welcomed the relocation of the Dema tollgate but expect it to be done expediently. Chitungwiza and Manyame Residents Association (Camera) director Marvellous Kumalo said while the move was welcome, residents were praying that this was not a polit...
Zinara urged to improve disbursements 3 July 2018 HARARE - Local authorities have appealed to the parliamentary portfolio committee to coerce the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) to disburse the full amount for road repairs and maintenance. In a report released last week by the committee on Local Government, councils complained...
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...
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...
Zinara bosses acquitted 25 April 2018 HARARE - The High Court has acquitted five Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) executives who had been accused of fraudulently transferring more than $2 million into bogus companies' accounts in a suspected shady loan deal. High Court judge Emy Tsanga yesterday ruled that the five, ...
Zinara payment delays stall Hre roads rehab 16 April 2018 HARARE - The Rehabilitation of Harare’s roads has been halted after the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) failed to disburse nearly $10 million owed to companies contracted to the do the works. Harare City Council(HCC) which contracted four companies — Fossil Contracting; Bitumen...
Govt restructures Zinara 16 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has put plans in motion to restructure the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) as a way of making the parastatal more effective and reduce corruption. Over the past few years Zinara has been under fire from various stakeholders ...
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...
July Moyo blasts councils 11 March 2018 HARARE - Local Government minister July Moyo has slammed councils, accusing them of misappropriating road levies they received from Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) by diverting the funds to paying salaries. He told Senators on Thursday: “Government created a levy after noticing ...
'Emulate Univern's world-class innovation' 7 March 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's sentiments about the superiority of the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara)'s working relationship with Univern Enterprises (Private) Limited (Univern) have virtually affirmed the deal as one of the best private-public sector partnerships in the...
Harare City Council to buy $250k road repairs plant 24 February 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council is set to looking to buy a new asphalt plant at an estimated cost of $250 000. The revelations were made in an Emergency Road Rehabilitation Program meeting held this week between council and the Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (Zinara). Harare has been repair...
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 ...
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 ...
Zinara bosses 'sourced' $2,9m from black market 31 January 2018 HARARE - Five Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) executives, charged for fraudulently transferring more than $2 million into bogus companies' accounts in a shady loan repayment deal, have been accused of illegally buying foreign currency on the black market. The five, Simon Mudzing...
Zinara exonerates execs in fraud case 30 January 2018 HARARE - The case of five Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) executives accused of allegedly fraudulently transferring more than $2 million into bogus companies’ accounts in a shady loan repayment deal has taken a new twist after Zinara wrote a letter to the National Prosecuting Autho...