Gumbo appoints CMED board

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HARARE – Transport and Infrastructural  Development Minister Jorum Gumbo this week announced a new seven member  board for the Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED) in  which renowned academic, Professor Sheunesu Mupepereki has been retained  as chairperson.

Professor Mupepereki will be deputised by lawyer, Simplicius  Chihambakwe, while other board members include Tinotenda Nhewede,  Dorothy Mavalwane and Jerry Gotora.

Gumbo said the board should focus on giving strategic direction and  advice to management and crafting strategies that fit the current  business environment.

He said the board was also expected to ensure that the principles of  good corporate governance were upheld.

Gumbo said in the past, roles and procedures between the Minister, the  board and management were either not clear or were flouted leading to  unaccountability, inefficiency and corruption.

“We should therefore be clear on our respective roles in order to avoid  unnecessary conflict,” he said.

“I also urge the board and management to be clear on the expectations  of the Public Utilities and Corporate Governance Bill which is due to  become law soon. Its impact and implications on boards and management  are fundamental and you have to be prepared for its coming into effect.”

Professor Mupepereki immediately pledged to ensure transparency and to  rid the department of corruption. – New Ziana

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