Edmund Makona

Makona appointed AirZim acting CEO

THE Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development yesterday announced the appointment of aviation expert Edmund Makona to the post of acting chief executive officer of national airline, Air Zimbabwe.

Makona’s appointment is effective from April 12 and will run for six months. He takes over from Tafadzwa Zaza, who had been acting chief executive officer for 16 months.

In a statement, the ministry said Makona is an aviation expert with experience spanning over three decades and will hold the post until a substantive chief executive is recruited.

“The board wishes to tap into his vast experience as a former chief executive officer of Air Zimbabwe, who successfully re-launched the airline in 2013,” it said. Part of Makona’s brief is to begin the process of turning around the airline into a dependable carrier.

“The ministry and board wishes Makona and his management, great success as they spearhead Air Zimbabwe’s recovery process, through implementation of the Air Zimbabwe six-year strategic turnaround plan with a view to develop a dependable airline with a robust hub and … network; with Harare and Victoria Falls as the main tourism hubs respectively,” it said. — New Ziana

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