SA en­gi­neer­ing firm sets up shop in Bulawayo

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Oliver Kazunga

A SOUTH African-based en­gi­neer­ing com­pany, Nad­lac Au­to­ma­tion has opened shop in Bulawayo and seeks to play its part in in­dus­try re­vival and grow­ing Zim­babwe’s econ­omy.

In an in­ter­view, Nad­lac busi­ness devel­op­ment ex­ec­u­tive Mr Prince Abra­ham said his or­gan­i­sa­tion set up its first Zim­babwe branch in Bulawayo in Septem­ber this year. The branch is lo­cated along PlumtreeBu­l­awayo Road in Bel­mont and will be of­fi­cially com­mis­sioned to­day.

“We have been op­er­at­ing and work­ing with Zim­bab­wean cus­tomers re­motely from the South African of­fice. We have now de­cided to come up with an of­fice in Zim­babwe to ser­vice our lo­cal cus­tomers,” he said.

Min­is­ter of State for Bulawayo Provin­cial Af­fairs Ju­dith Ncube and In­dus­try and Com­merce Deputy Min­is­ter, Raj Modi, are ex­pected to at­tend to­day’s com­mis­sion­ing.

“Our mes­sage to Bulawayo peo­ple is that we are com­ing to give an edge to Bulawayo by creat­ing jobs for lo­cals. We want to as­sist Bulawayo re­gain its sta­tus of be­ing the coun­try’s in­dus­trial hub,” he said.

Mr Abra­ham said Bulawayo has got ev­ery­thing needed to re­vive its in­dus­tries and Nad­lac was com­ing in to back the ef­forts by sup­ply­ing min­ing and en­gi­neer­ing spares.”—@ okazunga THE Tourism Busi­ness Coun­cil of Zim­babwe (TBCZ) has ap­pointed Ms Win­nie Muchanyuka as its new pres­i­dent, re­plac­ing Mr Tich Hwing­wiri.

Ms Muchanyuka was the vice-pres­i­dent of the Zim­babwe Coun­cil of Tourism (ZCT) for the past three years be­fore the or­gan­i­sa­tion was re­branded into TBCZ in Septem­ber this year.

“TBCZ would like to con­grat­u­late Win­nie Muchanyuka for be­ing elected the new pres­i­dent of coun­cil. May the new ap­point­ment be a source of suc­cess for the tourism in­dus­try. The coun­cil is in great hands. Con­grat­u­la­tions,” the coun­cil posted on its of­fi­cial Twit­ter han­dle.

The ZCT was formed in 1988, with the ob­jec­tive of cham­pi­oning in­ter­ests of tourism play­ers through the cre­ation of an en­vi­ron­ment in which it is pos­si­ble for oper­a­tors to main­tain and grow their busi­nesses for the ben­e­fit of the econ­omy. Ms Muchanyuka holds an MSc De­gree in Tourism and Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment from the Univer­sity of Zim­babwe and is study­ing to­wards a PhD in Tourism Man­age­ment fo­cus­ing on tourism devel­op­ment in South­ern Africa. Her study looks specif­i­cally at ways of grow­ing tourist ar­rivals through in­creased air­line ac­cess and in­tra-re­gional con­nec­tiv­ity. Ms Muchanyuka’s ca­reer in the sec­tor spans over 26 years. She started work­ing for Air Zim­babwe be­fore mov­ing to the group of Swis­sair, Aus­trian Air­lines and Sabena and fi­nally at South African Air­ways where she is the coun­try man­ager since 2007. She has also worked as chair­per­son of the In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion and a lo­cal car­rier ad­vi­sory group.

Ms Win­nie Muchanyuka

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Zimbabwe

© PressReader. All rights reserved.