Chitando appoints new Hwange Colliery board

MINES and Mining Development minister Winston Chitando has appointed a new board for Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL), whose task is to turn around the coal miner’s fortunes.

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI

The new board members were Allan Mashingaidze, Anna Kunda, Flora Ngwenya, Edward Mazoredze, Roger Williams and Valentine Vera.

Chitando said the board would soon appoint its chairperson.

“The board will meet and then appoint the chairperson. The chairperson is not being appointed by shareholders, but by the board,” he said.

Government is the largest single shareholder in the company, while businessman Nicholas van Hoogstraten also holds a significant stake in the mining concern.

The announcement came at a time the company was in the process of implementing a strategic document aimed at getting into a phase of positive cash generation.

In the short term, the company is expected to produce about

50 000 tonnes of coking coal, whose revenues would come to the aid of HCCL operations.

Recently, Hwange announced it would sell off some of its real estate assets.

The property includes houses that accommodated former and current employees.

3 Comments

  1. Can you tell us the qualifications of these board members

  2. Timothy Thorton

    Roger Williams is a former Zimasco executive, and so is Killian Ukama, Peter Chimboza, Reeason Madimika, Liz Nerwande. Does it mean that Winston cannot cast his net beyond Zimasco

  3. Mwemba Villager

    Chitando is one of the most corrupt Ministers and he is trying to offer haven to all his Zimasco guys at colliery so that they continue to strip it. I no longer have confidence in this government. At one time he was protecting the fired Thomas Makore because they were involved in corrupt deals together

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