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ZINWA seeks to sweat assets

ZINWA seeks to sweat assets


The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) will seek to sweat its assets to accelerate commercial projects as the Authority moves to improve efficiency, reduce costs and inculcate accountability, Zimhub Info can report.

ZINWA launched the five-year strategy, started this year up to 2028, which concentrates on growing the business, upholding the corporate governance issues, increasing revenues

and collections and availing funding for the Authority’s projects.

In its strategy document, ZINWA said the new plan will also see the Authority following a devolution agenda through decentralisation to enhance service delivery and customer convenience.

“The authority will also seek to sweat assets through the planning period

by implementing commercial activities such as hydro power, fisheries, commercial drilling, lakeshore activities and water bottling,”ZINWA said.

According to ZINWA, Information and Communications Technology in water supply service delivery will be pursued during the planning period to improve efficiency, reduce costs and inculcate accountability.

“During the planning period ZINWA will accelerate infrastructure development through construction of new dams and new water works as well as rehabilitation of existing infrastructure.

“ZINWA will also through programmes at its training centre, up-skill employees to improve skills gaps.

“To ensure proper alignment and harmonisation with the new strategic trajectory, the implementation framework will be developed using a nesting approach that links results from the organisational level through departments down to programmes

and projects level for better execution,” reads part of the document.

The 2024-2028 strategy is being guided by the fundamental principles set out in the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1).

The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) is a wholly government owned organization formed in 2000 following the promulgation of the ZINWA Act (Chapter 20:25).

The formation of ZINWA followed the amalgamation of the then Department of Water Development and the Regional Water Authority.

The Zimbabwe National Water Authority falls under the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development.

 ZINWA is mandated to plan, develop, and manage the nation’s water resources to ensure sustainable development and equitable distribution of the water resources.

The Authority’s five-year integrated results based strategic plan seeks to communicate ZINWA’s vision, mission, values, key result areas, impacts, outcomes strategies, major programmes, and projects.

The initiatives from this strategic plan will be monitored and assessed on daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis to ensure achievement of the anticipated results.

The strategic plan will be used to inform ZINWA’s budgets, performance contracts and annual work and performance monitoring plans during the plan period.

 ZINWA, provides a critical service which is a driver for socio – economic development and the transformation of the Agriculture and Food Systems Sector envisaged by government depends on water security as the nation moves towards climate proofing agriculture.

 The attainment of Vision 2030, of an upper middle-income society goes beyond food security and the government, through the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development, intends to grow the agriculture economy to US$13.5 bn by 2028, with water being a vital enabling service for the growth of the productive sectors such as manufacturing, power generation, mining, value addition and beneficiation.

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