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Air Zimbabwe to cut senior staff in restructuring drive

Posted 20 March 2017 · Add Comment

The Chief Executive of Air Zimbabwe has spoken before a parliamentary committee, outlining a restructuring plan, which will see the loss of top management positions, reports ch-aviation.

Ripton Muzenda told the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development last month that the restructuring process would be complete by December 31, 2017.

Muzenda's commitment to trim back senior positions is a reiteration of what was said by Air Zimbabwe board chairwoman Chipo Dyanda last year. "The bottom line is Air Zimbabwe is top heavy and it has to be re-organised as we cannot afford to pay all those senior staff.”

As part of the restructuring exercise, staff will be cross-trained in multiple areas. "At present, the new executive structure has been agreed on and recruitment has been completed," Muzenda said.

The CEO echoed plans for the airline to regain membership of the IATA Clearing House, the service which enables international settling of accounts between airlines. He also ruled out the carrier being privatised, saying that for now it is important for the government to retain control.

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