RCC not getting chopped anytime soon...as Mutorwa gives RCC a benefit of doubt

April 10, 2018, 5:40pm

The axe is not going to fall on the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) anytime soon as its board and line minister, John Mutorwa, have struck a deal to give an upcoming self-sustainable financing model a chance. 

Speaking at a press briefing this week, the minister said he had a “fruitful meeting with RCC,” and was waiting for the model to come out before waving it in the face of cabinet for its decision on the way forward. 

“I visited the RCC and other State Owned Enterprises at their offices. I was thoroughly briefed about the progress where they are in terms of working on this sustaining financing scheme or model,” he said.   

 He has since written to the RCC board chairperson, Fritz Jacobs expressing his pleasure on the upcoming plan saying, “I am waiting for that particular model because some people are doubting it.” 

“Some people have already reached the conclusion that no the RCC will never be in a position to develop itself sustainably. But you must give people the benefit of the doubt and don’t respond on their behalf,” he added.  

Mutorwa also suggested that saving RCC is imperative for the many people whose livelihoods depend on their being employed by the entity.