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COURIERCONNECT Launched its first Subsidiary Civil Service Travel bureau.

Honerable Supa Collins Mandiwanzira Minister of Information Communication Technology Postal And Courier Services was the guest of houner. On behalf of the Government of Zimbabwe, Honerable Supa Collins Mandiwanzira officially Launched Civil Service Travell Bureau, a division of Courier Connect which is also wholy owned by Zimpost.Civil service travel Bureau was designed by government for gorvenment to service gorvernment and the entire travelling public. .

State owned enterprise, Zimpost's subsidiary, Courier Connect has operationalised the Civil Service Travel Bureau as part of the turnaround strategy meant to improve the fortunes of the entity. The launch of the Civil Service Travel Bureau as its new business unit, sees the state run logistics firm diversifying its operations in line with its turnaround strategy. Courier Connect Managing Director, Mr Isaac Muchokomori said the new division will be dedicated to offer air travel ticketing services to all government departments, state enterprises and quasi-state institutions. "This is part of our product diversification and turnaround strategy as a state enterprise charged with a responsibility to provide ease of doing logistics business," he said.

Government, which is currently the biggest traveler, has been engaging private enterprises for all the air travel ticketing and visa facilitation. The implementation of the turnaround strategy comes at a time state owned enterprises have been challenged to implement sound business strategies to stay afloat and to make meaningful contributions to the broader economy. GOVERNMENT is expected to save more than $20 million in travel costs annually following the launch of the first State-owned travel agency, the Civil Service Travel Bureau.Officially launching the CSTB recently, Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister Supa Mandiwanzira said service providers have been charging exorbitant fees to Government. He said this chewed Government funds which should otherwise be channelled towards other social services. “Government has been complaining that its travel budget is too high and therefore we need to start cutting delegations that are travelling so that we live within our means,” said Minister Mandiwanzira.