Telone’s Wellington Makamure steps down (04-09-07)

TELONE Managing Director  Wellington Makamure, who has been at the helm of the parastatal since June 2004, is leaving the company to pursue personal business interest.
Although efforts to get a comment from the board or Makamure were fruitless, the board has already started flighting adve

rtisements bidding farewell to the MD.
“TelOne Board, Management and Staff would like to acknowledge the outgoing Managing Director Wellington Makamure, for his hard work and achievements during his tenure. Thank you for a job well done,” said TelOne.
When Mr Makamure was appointed to the helm of the parastatal, he was seen as the “turnaround agent’’ for the company.
His mandate was to come up with programmes to revive the only landline telephone service provider, which was on the brink of collapse.
In one of his interviews after being appointed, the former Phillips Zimbabwe boss said his challenge was to ensure that infrastructure at the parastatal was revamped to meet international standards.
At that time Makamure was faced with an uphill task, as the parastatal had not seen any new investment in the company since the early 1990s.
His main challenge was to change the analog system into digital at a time when 90 percent of exchanges were still analog.
A year after his appointment, TelOne commissioned a stateoftheart radio link with South Africa, one of the major developments that resulted in an improved communication between the countries.


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