By ZBC Reporter
Government says it will address the needs of the aviation industry as it is critical in the country’s economic transformation agenda.
Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister, Honourable Joel Biggie Matiza was on a familiarisation tour of the Aviation Ground Services -AGS which specialises in cargo handling at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport this Thursday.
Speaking during the tour Honourable Matiza said government recognises the critical role AGS plays in linking Zimbabwean products to the rest of the world.
“Government is well aware the role AGS is playing in facilitating the country’s economic activities thereby increasing productivity and as such government will continue listening to the needs of the aviation industry,” said the minister.
Aviation Ground Services managing director, Caleb Mudyawabikwa pledged the company’s commitment to ensuring the facilitation of trade which is a key component in the country’s development agenda.
“We are humbled by the recognition that we have got from the government in respect of our operations,” he said
The aviation industry is critical in marketing Zimbabwe hence the government is committed to giving the sector all the necessary support to flourish.
The government is making efforts to revive the country’s aviation industry with Air Zimbabwe receiving a new plane Boeing B777 last month in a development that is part of the government’s ongoing plans to resuscitate the airline. Three more planes are set to arrive.
By ZBC Reporter