Zimbabwe's Energy Minister, Fortune Chasi, has made an open call for applications from members of the public to submit their CVs for possible appointment to boards of State entities.
This appointment aims to do away with mismanagement, nepotism, and corruption in the country's energy sector.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Ministry of Energy & Power Development is inviting applicants for board membership positions within State Owned Entities in the energy sector. Women & youth are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline for all applications is 24/08/2019. Retweet & Share! pic.twitter.com/nMkBIq7aid— Ministry Of Energy And Power Development (@official_MOEPD) August 13, 2019
In an exclusive interview with NewZimbabwe.com, Chasi said the decision was made in order to help him widen his reach before making a choice on the candidate.
“The open call is going to help in the sense that it brings a broader range of people to choose from, not having a small group that is known just by myself. We have more people applying and we will conduct interviews and we can be able to identify skilled people that we need,” he revealed.
The energy minister added that he was also doing this to ensure transparency.
“Just to make sure that the process is open and transparent, and that there is a bigger pool from which to select board members rather than just thinking of people whom I know,” he said.
This development comes after
The Board has failed to “appreciate the urgency of the situation we are in”, he said.
The minister then assured that he will replace the board with people who do not wait for monthly or quarterly meetings to address power challenges confronting the nation.