ZTN scoops ZIST award

Yeukai Karengezeka Herald Correspondent

Zimpapers Television Network (ZTN) received an award for being the most outstanding digital media company at the Zimbabwe Institute of Strategic Thinkers (ZIST) Awards and Exhibition held in Harare recently.

The award was received by ZTN head of marketing, Mr Kenny Zihumo, who thanked everyone for the recognition.

Other institutions that received awards included Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, Nyaradzo Group, Mashwede Holdings, Air Zimbabwe, Newshawks, and Hamington Insurance.

Individuals who walked away with awards included chief executive of Women’s Bank Dr Mandas Marikanda, economic analyst Mr Persistence Gwanyanya, chief executive of Agricultural and Rural Development Authority Mr Tinotenda Mhiko, chief executive of Sadc Accreditation Service Dr Eve Gadzikwa and chief executive of Zinara Mr Nkosinathi Ncube.

The awards, which sought to recognise outstanding individuals and institutions that are implementing the best business strategies both in the private and public sector, were running under the theme “Corporate Excellence”.

Addressing the guests at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Barbra Rwodzi said she was pleased to see different leaders of the industry receiving recognition.

“I am especially happy to be meeting with key players in the business, religious and other socio-economic sectors of our society, in particular captains of industry and commerce, bankers, cooperate, leaders, church leaders, and other policy and opinion leaders as we come together to acknowledge and celebrate principles of corporate excellence through ZIST,” she said. Deputy Minister Rwodzi urged business leaders to join hands in building the economy, adding that Government was creating a conducive environment for businesses to thrive.

“This approach by ZIST is quite in sync with the Government policy of ensuring that businesses should innovate and rethink their ways of operations as a way of leapfrogging and expanding their business activities,” she said.

“Let’s all work together as one in rebuilding our nation. Let us do private-public partnerships.”

Deputy Minister Rwodzi emphasised that it was the responsibility of the citizens to build the country as President Mnangagwa always says “Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo”.

In his remarks, ZIST founder Dr Tinashe Mazimhindu said the awards were meant to appreciate excellence in business. “The main thrust of ZIST is to provide strategy through strategic and critical thinking tenets which are crucial for the survival and growth of businesses and corporates in an environment that was affected greatly by Covid-19,” he said.

“This year we identifying those that were employing best strategies in their business as individuals and institutions and making tangible positive developments.”

The organisation was founded last year.

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