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A new dawn for Ngangu Extension (Chimanimani)

A 315 KVA/0,4KV substation worth $200 000 was commissioned on Monday, 2 March 2014 by the Honorable Chimanimani West Member of  the National Assembly Dr Samuel Undenge amid pomp and fanfare. This milestone achievement is set to benefit at least 198 households in Garikai high density suburb of Chimanimani with 23 houses having already been connected.

According to the Chimanimani residents the switch on ceremony was one of the best ceremonies to be hosted in the town in recent years judging by the setup of giant tents and state of the art mobile toilets courtesy of Rooney’s. The function was not short of entertainment as it was graced by Hwamanda dance group and a Zimdancehall music group whose performances left the huge crowd clamoring for more.

Not to be outdone were school kids from Chimanimani Secondary school who put in a descent traditional dance performance. The kids from both Chimanimani Secondary and Ngangu Primary schools took turns to woo the crowd by captivating poems thanking the MP and ZETDC for the project, warning residents on the dangers of misusing electricity as well as tips on safe and efficient use of electricity.

An elated beneficiary of the project, Paul Shamhu had this to say; “Having electricity will help cut some of the daily costs like buying firewood and not being in positions to stock perishables. This is a blessing to everyone including widows and orphans.”

In his speech, Dr Undenge thanked ZETDC staff for professionalism exhibited during the duration of the project and said this was a step in the right direction towards achieving the economic blue print Zim – Asset objectives on the Infrastructure and Utilities cluster.

NORTHERN REGION DOMINATES THE MASHONALAND WEST BUSINESS EXPO

Mr. L Vilengalenga accepting the “Best Business Presentation” Award on behalf of the ZETDC Northern Region

As has become tradition, the ZETDC Northern Region outshone all competition by being awarded the “Best Business Presentation” prize at the Inaugural Mashonaland West Business Expo which ran from the 27th to the 29th of November 2014. The expo was held at the Chinhoyi Show Society grounds under the theme “CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MULTI-SECTORIAL BUSINESS GROWTH”
The aim of the Business Expo was to provide a platform for businesses to showcase their products and services to the public as well as to integrate with like-minded stakeholders in an effort to support the revival of the economy. The Expo featured diverse organisations from across the province that came to showcase their expertise as well as seek strategic partnerships.

The ZETDC Northern Region in finest form set up alluring displays, following up on the success of Mazowe Valley, Chinhoyi and Kadoma editions earlier in the year. The ZETDC stand was interactive and informative to the visitors and consequently the judges who were impressed by the articulate and relevant information which was on offer to the public.

Judges assessing the Northern Region stand

By winning this award ZETDC Northern Region further certifies and consolidates its position as a leading client focused organisation in the region. This goes a long way in the drive to fully implement ZIMASSET and contribute to the growth of the national economy.

Mr. J Ncube receiving a certificate on behalf of the ZETDC Northern Region

Special thanks to all who participated in the expo on behalf of the Northern Region and made it successful. Congratulations Team Northern Region!

By Keith E.M. Kanyowa –
Post Graduate Trainee (Marketing)
ZETDC Northern Region

ZIMBABWE ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION COMPANY

INTERNAL CORRESPONDENCE

FROM : General Manager (N) AT : Chinhoyi
TO : Northern Region Staff AT : Various
DATE : 1 December 2014 REF : 115/1/SD/tc
SUBJECT: LETTER OF APPRECIATION

Once again the time has come when the Region reflects and remarks on its performance in the past year. The year 2014 has seen a well collaborated and commendable effort to achieve excellence and high performance by all of the Region’s Staff. In terms of the industrial relations, in 2014 the Region has enjoyed a quite peaceful atmosphere. It is noteworthy that the Region did not have any serious disciplinary issues and it is to this end that the Management expresses gratitude to all staff for a remarkable display of value, virtue and high discipline.
Management would like to extend its gratitude to all the employees for continuously reaching the target set for monthly revenue collections. Time and again Northern Region has been acknowledged for being the leading Region in revenue collection. We managed to collect $123, 010, 280 .20 as at October 2014 leaving the Region approximately 26 million dollars shy of reaching the annual revenue collection target for 2014 (150 million dollars).
In 2014 the Region continued its efforts to install pre-paid meters. A huge milestone was reached this year with a total of 99 034 clients being connected on pre-paid meters. Although the Region faced challenges with acquiring the needed resources for this project, the Region thanks the staff for ensuring that the project continues to achieve the milestones.
Maintenance work has also seen a surge in the year 2014. Substantial maintenance work on the network was conducted this year. Wayleave clearance and line maintenance was done perpetually. The Region also commends the staff for their noteworthy performance in pole change. 9168 poles have been changed to date making the network safer for the staff and our clients.
In terms of Safety, 2014 has been somewhat a good year for Northern Region owing to improved behavioural patterns and consciousness to Safety issues by members of staff. The Region recorded zero staff fatalities as compared to three (3) fatalities recorded in the previous year 2013, a statistic we have been working towards from the onset. The Region also saw a reduction in electrical accidents involving members of the public from twenty six (26) in 2013 to sixteen (16) this year 2014. Management would like to thank all Staff for their adherence to Safety rules and to encourage all to continue in the same spirit following year.
In the same vein, Management would like to thank all employees for their support during the proceedings in State functions. Throughout the year 2014, the Region’s participation at State functions was impeccable and it would not have succeeded without the full committed contribution from staff.
Compliments of the season to you, Merry Christmas and Happy prosperous 2015.
Enjoy your holidays.

Eng. S. Dadi
GENERAL MANAGER (N)