Govt has no intention to grab assets: Mandiwanzira

via Govt has no intention to grab assets: Mandiwanzira | The Herald July 10, 2015 by Target Shumba

Government has no intention to arbitrarily grab assets from private investors and telecommunications companies should speedily strike an agreement on infrastructure sharing as the concept has huge benefits for stakeholders, a Cabinet Minister has said.

In his opening address at a stakeholders’ workshop in Harare yesterday, Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister Supa Mandiwanzira said allowing infrastructure sharing would unlock immeasurable opportunities and stimulate economic growth.

Minister Mandiwanzira’s comments come at a time stakeholders in the industry are carrying out consultations on the modalities of sharing infrastructure in line with global trends. “Let me make it clear that Government has no intention of grabbing anyone’s investment and anyone who thinks that we want to grab their assets is wrong,” Minister Mandiwanzira said. “We have more assets than anyone else in the industry.”

Minister Mandiwanzira said it was gratifying to note that most stakeholders were taking infrastructure sharing seriously and urged telecommunications companies to get involved in such a programme to significantly reduce their capital costs. “It has been done in other countries including the United States of America and in Europe and you can save up to 40 percent in costs,” he said.

Minister Mandiwanzira encouraged service providers to adopt a universal approach and include marginalised areas in their investment plans.

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    Simply Simon 7 years ago

    Minister Mwandiwanzira says ” “Let me make it clear that Government has no intention of grabbing anyone’s investment and anyone who thinks that we want to grab their assets is wrong,” Minister Mandiwanzira said. “We have more assets than anyone else in the industry.”

    Well Sir, lets start by giving back those assets you have already grabbed, and then we might believe that you will grab no more.

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      Doris 7 years ago

      Too damned right. Never ever trust these swine. Say one thing – do something else.

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    Piet Cloete 7 years ago

    No Mr minister , your government grabbed my investments and all my assets to parcel it out to your political favourites .

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    Was not the Land Grab stealing assets? Over $10Bn worth I think? Is not “Indigenisation” grabbing assets?

    It is about the only thing these buggers CAN do – steal assets!

    If it is not nailed down and concreted in, Zanooo will steal it. Come to think of it, they will steal it anyway

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      Simply simon 7 years ago

      Every single pensioners savings were looted when you printed more notes, lent money to the Chefs thru RBZ and then in a final betrayal cancelled the debt through an Act in Parliament.

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    gonzo 7 years ago

    i thank the minster for his words of wisdon so can i now have my property back in Raydan drive Borrowdale that was stolen 5 years ago by one of your friends in a place of power you useless bunch of f****rs.

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    Fallenz 7 years ago

    Well, they say it, so it must be taken as fact… as though it has already happened. No questions allowed, because it is fact cast in stone. It is cast in stone because they said it happened. Everyone must accept that unconditionally. If not, you are labeled a “traitor”, and they will take your stuff… which they already did, so they were very smart to know the fact that you would be a traitor. So, it is fact that you are a traitor because they took your stuff. Ahhh… the massive intelligence Zim University degrees can manifest upon a person is almost too much for him to stand. It is a burden. That is why he is in charge, and taking your stuff just proves the point, and you must be glad to be led by such mega overachievers. Case dismissed… unless you got more stuff.

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    I received a rather sad email yesterday from an elderly friend of mine. His whole life’s saving for his old age was effectively stolen by Zanooo. This is the case for a great number of people.

    I think stealing is the only thing that Zanooo can do well.