- The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) Employees are finally moving in to their new 69 offices building, 5 years after the construction process kicked off.
The move will see Potraz saving $432 000 in annual rentals which were kept at $2,160 million over the five year rental period.
The $15 million, exquisite building has now been completed, with minor touch ups left, otherwise now habitable as the organization managed to get a certificate of occupation.
Speaking early this year to POTRAZ’s Director General Dr Gift Calisto Machengete, he clearly registered his concern and promised that completion of the building was top of his priority before the year ended, and true to his promise the job has been completed.
I can surely confirm that the new building is now habitable as we got our certificate of occupation, and as a leader who leads by example, I have already moved in to the new offices and the rest of the team will move in by Monday afternoon (today)” said Machengete.
Dr Machengete stated that they had been renting many blocks and the full team is set to follow suite to move away from the rented property in Emarald Park.
He was upbeat about their direction and affirmed that Potraz management will hold their inaugural meeting in the Director General’s boardroom.
The minister of ICT postal and courier services Hon Supa Mandiwanzira also had registered concern over the issue as one reason why he fired the old board over non completion of the project and funds misappropriation while he tasked the new team towards completion.
The new building has 69 separate offices and 39 parking slots in total plus many shared compartments which will be more than enough to accommodate the growing team in their own backyard.
The new spacious building also has extra sports facilities like basketball court and swimming pool on the right wing of the block which are already completed.