Dead-Wood Parastatals (Quango’s)

Dead-Wood Parastatals (Quango’s)

For such a small country Zimbabwe is running a significant number of parastatals. Some of these entities seem to serve no purpose but to merely exist, others look like profit making enterprises. However what is the the purpose of a parastatal and should the government be in the business of business.

According the Cambridge English dictionary

Parastatal

“used to describe a company or organisation which is owned by a country’s government and often has some political power:
The intention of the Government is for all parastatal companies to be privatised”

In the table below we look at 50 of these entities and give a view on what we believe should be done with them in a new and more open economic climate.

Please feel free to let us know your own views on this subject.

PARASTATAL NAMEONLINEINDUSTRYFUTURECOMMENT ON FUTURE
Agribankwww.agribank.co.zwFinancial ServicesPrivatiseMake a public enterprise
Agricultural and Rural Development Authority(ARDA).N/AAgriculturePart of a restructured department of agriculture merged with Tobacco Research Board
Agricultural Research Council (ARC)AgriculturePart of a restructured department of agriculture
Air Zimbabwe Holdingshttp://www.airzimbabwe.aeroTransportPrivatisePublic / Private enterprise license paid to government to use that name
Allied Timbers Private Ltdhttp://www.alliedtimbers.co.zwEnvironmentPrivatiseMake a public enterprise
Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ)http://www.baz.co.zwInformationMergeMerge with PORTRAZ
Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ)https://www.cbzbank.co.zwFinancial ServicesPrivatiseMake a public enterprise
Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED)http://www.cmed.co.zw
http://www.easygo.co.zw
TransportPrivatiseMake a public enterprise that also happens to have a contract to service government vehicles. This should reduce levels of theft
Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ)http://www.caaz.co.zwTransportRegulatory authority part of department for transport
Cold Storage Company(CSC)AgriculturePrivatiseMake a public enterprise supported by the producers
Competition and Traffic Commissionhttp://www.competition.co.zwFinancial ServicesRegulatory authority part of department for trade and industry
Environmental Management Authority (EMA)http://www.ema.co.zwEnvironmentPart of a restructured department of the environment
Forestry Commission Company (FCC)http://www.forestry.co.zw
https://www.facebook.com/forestrycommission.zw
EnvironmentPart of a restructured department of agriculture
Grain Marketing Board (GMB)http://gmbdura.comAgriculturePrivatiseMake a public enterprise - break monopoly
Hwange Colliery Companyhttp://www.hwangecolliery.netMiningPrivatiseMake a public enterprise - break monopoly
Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ)https://www.idbz.co.zwFinancial ServicesPrivatiseMake a public enterprise sell-off government stake
Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)http://www.idc.co.zwIndustry & Trade Close Make a public enterprise
Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ)http://www.mcaz.co.zwHealth
Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ)http://www.mmcz.co.zwMiningCloseCore marketing functions can be moved into department of mines and increased use of technology to publicise services and products
National Aids Council of Zimbabwe (NAC)http://www.nac.org.zwHealth
National Gallery of Zimbabwehttp://www.nationalgallery.co.zw/Sports & ArtsMerge with Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
National Indeginisation and Economic Empowerment Fundhttp://www.nieeb.co.zw/Financial ServicesCloseCore functions made a department in the Trade & Industry
National Library and Documentation ServicesSports & ArtsPublic / Private partnership move to education
National Museums and Monuments of ZimbabweTourismMerge with Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
National Oil Company of ZimbabweEnergy & PowerPrivatise
National Pharmaceutical Company (NATPHAM)HealthPrivatise 100 percent private venture
National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ)TransportPrivatiseCreate operator and infrastructure management organisation paid for by the operators but linked to department of transport.
National Social Security Authority (NSSA)Financial Services
NETONE Private LimitedTelecomsPrivatiseMake a public enterprise
New ZIANAInformationPrivatiseMake a public enterprise
Parks and Wildlife Management AuthorityEnvironmentMerge with Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
Pig Industry Boardhttp://www.pib.co.zw/AgriculturePrivatiseCreate operator and infrastructure management organisation paid for by the operators
POSBFinancial ServicesPrivatiseMake a public enterprise
Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory AuthorityTelecomsMerge with BAZ
Printflow Private LimitedIndustry & Trade
Rural Electrification Authority (REA)Energy & PowerMergeMerge with ZESA
SEDCOFinancial Services
State Enterprises Restructuring Agency (SERA)Financial ServicesCloseLimited lifespan and close
State Lotteries and Gaming BoardSports & Arts
State Procurement Board (SPB)Financial Services
Tel OneTelecomsPrivatiseMake a public enterprise - Deregulate the industry
Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB)AgriculturePrivatiseMake a public enterprise - supported by the producers
Tobacco Research Board(TMB)AgricultureMerge Merge with Agricultural and Rural Development Authority
Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ)Transport
TransmediaTelecomsPrivatiseCreate operator and infrastructure management organisation paid for by the operators
Urban Development CorporationIndustry & Trade Devolve
Zimbabwe Allied Banking Group - ZABGFinancial ServicesPrivatiseMake a public enterprise
Zimbabwe Academic and Research Network - ZARNEThttp://www.zarnet.ac.zw/TelecomsPart of a restructured department of Education
ZESA HoldingsEnergy & PowerPrivatisePublic / Private partnership
Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH)InformationPrivatiseMake a public enterprise. Abolish TV/Radio licences and allow advertising - Deregulate the industry
Zimbabwe Investment AuthorityFinancial ServicesCloseMerge with ZITF
Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC)MiningClosePast shelf life, poor reputation
Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC)Health
Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA)Transport
Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA)Financial Services
Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC)EducationPart of a restructured department of Education
Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA)TourismConsolidate tourism and heritage related entities
ZIMPOSTTelecomsPrivatisePublic / Private partnership cost of postage mandated by government - Deregulate the postal industry.
ZimtradeIndustry & Trade MergeMerge with ZITF
ZISCO Private LimitedIndustry & Trade PrivatiseMake a public enterprise
ZITF CompanyIndustry & Trade PrivatiseMake a public enterprise with a mandate to market Zimbabwe
ZUPCO Private LimitedTransportPrivatisePublic / Private partnership run by private operator. The councils should be responsible for the hub and bus stop infrastructure - Deregulate and introduce competition

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