ZESA owned converged ICT Solutions provider Powertel’s Managing Director Engineer Samuel Maminimini grabbed the MegaFest 2016 Top leadership Award last week at a ceremony held in Harare.
Powertel over the years under the leadership of Maminimini has been making inroads in ICTs and prepaid electricity payment systems.
Receiving the award on behalf of the company and its boss, the Marketing Manager Prosper Mutswiri said this recognition would not be possible if it wasn’t for the support it received from its customers and the Zimbabwe.
“On behalf of Powertel I would like to appreciate the unwavering support from Powertel customers and the nation at large.
“The award is dedicated back to the customers as it is a befitting confirmation of their appreciation to Powertel, the ZESA leadership and its entire ecosystem,” he said.
The award which is an exhibition of the market’s confidence and expression of appreciation also saw other top Zimbabwean performers being accorded with befitting awards.
Awarded alongside Maminimini were Professor Rungano Zvobgo from Great Zimbabwe University, Professor Hope Sadza from Women University in Africa, Mr Never Nyemudzo from CBZ Holdings amongst other top captains of the industry. Other top organisations which were honoured included Stanbic, Midlands State University, CBZ Holdings, Probrands, Telone amongst others.
The company provides reliable internet services, carrier services and seamless branch to branch connectivity.
The company also recently introduced the fixed voice service which has taken the market by storm as it has enabled corporate to enjoy 60% reduced telephony bills.
“Powertel Communications is quickly rising to the task of its national duty which is to ensure that there is creation of an intertwined network to ensure optimal distribution and access to electricity top-up service across the country. The SMS based platform allows customers to purchase scratch cards and SMS to a shortcode 434 thereby redeeming their electricity tokens,” said Mutswiri.
In March 2013, the government through the Ministry of Energy and Power Development appointed Powertel Communications to be the aggregator for the prepaid electricity to-pup service because of its strategic role of providing ICTs and Innovations in the ZESA Holdings Group.
The entire prepaid electricity service is aggregated through Powertel working closely with the ZETDC and the appointed partners who include ZB Bank, CBZ Bank, Agri-Bank, POSB, Petrotrade, Homelink, GetCash, NetOne and most recently, mobile operators. This is one of the result based achievements that the organisation has achieved working closely with its sister companies ZPC, ZETDC and appointed vendors.