By Rumbidzai Chiriseri
Buy Zimbabwe is set to announce a new board of directors following the bouncing back of its founder Munyaradzi Hwengwere who is now the board chairman.
In an interview with Great Dyke News 24, Hwengwere said the move is motivated by the announcement by the finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube that government is now set to finance Buy Zimbabwe activities.
“The recently announced budget by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Prof. Mthuli Ncube indicated that the government for the first time since the formation of Buy Zimbabwe 10 years ago would finance activities for Buy Zimbabwe and because of that it was imperative we really look at ourselves as Buy Zimbabwe and say how can we put our best foot forward,” said Hwengwere.
He also shed light about his return to Buy Zimbabwe and his ascendancy to the chairmanship of the board, a position left vacant by the departure of Dr. Anxious Masuka.
“What happened is that our chairman was Dr. Masuka who is now the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement. So we had a gap there, we didn’t have a chairman. l am a founder of Buy Zimbabwe but l had stepped down from the organization to be the non-executive board member.
He added that there will be a new board that consists of people from various sectors including mining.
“My fellow directors asked me to come back to Buy Zimbabwe and assume the post of chairman, which also entails that we have to build a new board. We have new board members that have come on Buy Zimbabwe made up of the top Zimbabweans from both industry and commerce, National Foods, the mining sector and the online industry,” he added.