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PRAZ upholds corporate mandate, signs MOU with CIFOZ

PRAZ & CIFOZ Officials during MoU Signing

By Tendai Guvamombe

The Procurement Regulatory of Zimbabwe(PRAZ) continues to engage other organizations through strategic partnerships aimed at fostering good working relations with different players in fulfilling its mandate enshrined in PPDPA Act [Chapter 22:23] Section 7.

This follows yet another recent move on a developmental perspectives when the procurement regulator signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Construction Industry Federation of Zimbabwe(CIFOZ) on 28 November 2020.

The engagement is expected to spearhead in various areas of development where the two entities will be collaborating on capacity building, training, research, innovation, knolwedge sharing among other pertinant aspects.

Addressing members of the media fraternity in the aftermath of colorful ceremony held at a local hotel in the Capital, PRAZ Chief Executive Officer Mr Clever Ruswa said the engagement is expected to go a long way in fostering integration in many areas of work.

“The Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ) engaged CIFOZ to be a collaborating party to afford each other technical assistance through research and training in subject areas and target markets to be identified jointly.”
This collaboration therefore entails that the two entities will be working together in terms of information sharing and mutual participation in various forums such as consultations, focus groups and other forms of activities that advance communication of public procurement.”

Interms of Section PPDPA Act [Chapter 22:23] Section 7 (d) Procurement Regulatory of Zimbabwe (PRAZ) has the mandate “to co-operate with other organisations, whether inside or outside Zimbabwe, in the exercise of its functions.”

Speaking during the same ocassion CIFOZ Management Committee Member Mrs Gaylord Baudi reiterated that the MOU is expected to further development through capacity building initiatives and encompassing National Development Strategy1(NDS) in infrastructural development in the country.

“The signing of this MOU will further enhance capacity building for CIFOZ members and allows both parties the responsibility of ensuring that training workshops and any other events are held regularly in order for the industry to be kept abreast of any new developments.”

“The recently launched 5 year National Development Strategy 1 speaks at length about infrastructure development as one of its macroeconomic objective. Efficient infrastructure delivery will be key in realisation of National Priorities and overall socioeconomic development and this MOU will help in giving direction to the execution of these objectives as we move towards Vision 2030.”

Tendai Guvamombe