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NetOne & ZRP Coming Together To Reduce Traffic Congestion

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ZRP and NetOne have joined hands in what they are coining a ‘smart city partnership’ with the aim to decongest Harare’s CBD. The agreement between the mobile network operator and the national police force aims to ” enhance the force’s capacity to de-congest the central business district (CBD) and ensure a smooth flow of traffic on the roads.”

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The mobile network operator donated the following:

  • 4 Motorcycles
  • 217 reflective jackets
  • 31 rain suits
  • Whistles

All this amounts to $67 000 and at the hand-over ceremony, NetOne’s recently appointed Board Chairman James Prince Mutizwa had this to say about the partnership:

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It is my priviledged honour to be here today as NetOne unveils its exciting collaboration with ZRP Traffic Section which stems from our commitment to develop communities by playing a pivotal role in assisting the police to perform their duties.

The Safe Cities Initiative is a feasible and sustainable partnership that will be implemented with immediate effect and as a nation we continue to encourage support for our public officials to reach the shared goal for Vision 2030 for the country to become an upper middle class economy.

ZRP’s failure to deal with issues plaguing the country is no secret and traffic is among the ZRP’s long list of challenges which also includes cybercrime. The Deputy-Commission General Ncubespoke on the partnership as well, expressing how desperate the traffic situation has become:

A number of attendant challenges such as the surge in reckless driving conduct, wanton disregard of traffic rules and regulations, especially in Central Business District, have become a common feature on our roads.

It is tragic that each day so many lives are put in danger by the so called mushika-shikas and errant motorists through reckless driving conduct.

Hopefully, the effects of this partnership come to fruition as soon as possible and the driving experience around the CBD improves soon.


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The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Read More About ZRP

NetOne Zimbabwe was the first mobile phone operator in Zimbabwe, the company was launched in 1996. The company is a privately owned company in which the Zimbabwe government has a stake and was formed as a subsidiary of the Posts and Telecommunications. Corporation (PTC). Service... Read More About NetOne


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2 thoughts on “NetOne & ZRP Coming Together To Reduce Traffic Congestion

  1. You wld expert an ICT companies to come in with Technological innovation to traffic solutions not medivial interventions that any indigenous muntu company cld have done. After all we may discover corruption in the donation. Telone cld have installed citywide cctv linked via a wifi wan, which identifies offenders & combines with CVR to blacklist repeat offenders & fine them thru licence disks & insurance premiums or send bills to owners water or electricity bills. That way corruption is eliminated as theres no human interface. Cops wont meet resistance & wont be tempted with bribes. We claim to be educated yet we still display rural & backward mindsets

  2. It’s easy to target vehicles and drivers but what about the public that make these motorways a nightmare to drive on. Is there no law against jaywalking. To be stopped and harassed for doing what you are legally allowed to do. Can they not put money to creating safe walk ways or zebra crossing and training or paying people to manage these traffic/pedestrian crossings. Corner Bishop Gaul and Rekayi Tangwenya the traffic light have not been working for 2 weeks and it’s the street kids that have taken it upon themselves to police the flow of traffic.

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