SA engineering firm sets up shop in Bulawayo
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