Story by Owen Mandovha
AIRPORTS Company of Zimbabwe Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tawanda Gusha will take up his position in the Board of the Airports Council International this January, in a development that caps a fine year for Zimbabwean nationals trusted to lead various international organisations.
Mr Gusha was recently elected to the board of the Airports Council International (ACI) in yet another indication of Zimbabwe’s rising stock in terms of representation on global business and political organisations.
He will assume his duties at the ACI this January.
“Zimbabwe is now a board member from the African region comprising of CEOs from various airports companies on the continent. It operates through committees and our election to the board will run from January 2023 to December 2025,” said Gusha.
His election is expected to come with a number of benefits for the country’s entire aviation industry.
“There are many training programmes that are conducted by the AI and obviously it gives us an impetus to train our staff and empower the organisation for operation efficiency and again in terms of the adoption of modern technologies in airports security and so forth. The board membership is quite phenomenal,” he added.
Gusha’s election to the ACI board caps a momentous year for Zimbabwe in terms of international relations.
The year 2022 saw Dr Cosmas Zavaza landing a top post as the Director General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), while Chief Fortune Charumbira was elected as the President of the Pan African Parliament.
The developments attest to the success of Government’s engagement and reengagement thrust initiated by the Second Republic to reset its relations with the international community.