13-Jul-2011 11:25 AM

Government 'fights' to save Air Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s government is “fighting” to save Air Zimbabwe from total collapse, after they calculated the carrier needs at least USD20 million to continue operations (sabcnews.com/New Zimbabwe, 12-Jul-2011). Transport, Communications and Infrastructure Minister Nicholas Goche stated the USD20 million only covered expenditures such as fuel and does not include USD8 million retrenchment packages for workers and other international statutory obligations. A Cabinet committee designed to investigate Air Zimbabwe has recommended a technical partner for the carrier, however finding a partner is proving to be challenging.