By Beaven Dhliwayo.
Harare, Zimbabwe. (News of The South) – International Change Management Consultancy and training firm, Snap Tech International, on Thursday launched its Zimbabwean chapter saying Zimbabweans need to treat the change agenda as
announced by the President ED Mnangagwa as a country-wide project in order to ensure success.
Snap Tech (Pty) Ltd is an accredited consulting and training company and the leading provider of international best practice standards,
frameworks and models in project, programme and portfolio management.
Following President Emmerson Mnangagwa announcement that Zimbabwe is now open for business, there has been a stampede of investors coming in the country to seek business opportunities.
Addressing journalists at the launch of the Zimbabwean chapter, Snap Tech Country Director for Zimbabwe, Dakarai Kuhlengisa said the firm
observed that the change government was driving for should actually be treated as a country-wide project to ensure its success.
“Snap Tech is heartened by President ED Mnangagwa’s call for change under this new dispensation but we must caution that Change and Project Management are not easy and that there is need for this call to action to be treated like a nation-wide project.
“We are so confident in the new dispensation and its agenda that we
have decided to open a Zimbabwean office to help assist willing
organisations to get help in project and change management.”
“The call by our President for change and the declaration that Zimbabwe is open for business is a massive integrated project that
requires the necessary project management skills in order to meet the objectives within the expected timeframes and it is our honest and sincere belief that they will be serious skills gaps in both the private and public sector for ensuring that this massive project is managed adequately,” he said.
Kuhlengisa further explained that Zimbabweans will need the training to upskill them in project, programme and change management in order for them to be ready to help drive change.
This realisation that there would be need for project management leadership now and in the future has been the mains reason for the
consultancy firm’s decision to open shop in Zimbabwe.
In an interview with News of The South on the sidelines of the launch, Snap Tech International chief executive officer Guy Easto said before the new dispensation it was very difficult to set a branch in Zimbabwe.
“Basically before the new dispensation long back there was a red tape and it was difficult to conduct business in Zimbabwe.
“We are in Zimbabwe now because of the wave of change that has been witnessed recently to explore the vast untapped opportunities in the
country,” he said.
Snap Tech which is headquartered in South Africa is an international firm which has been operating for 27 years with operations in South
Africa, it also has presence in Kenya, West Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Europe and Australia.
The company which is run by Zimbabweans had not opened an office in its own backyard prior to this announcement.
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