Charamba elected ICAZ president
NIZBERT MOYO senior junior
Alpha Media Group
davison Charamba (pictured) was recently elected as the new president of the institution of Chartered accountants of Zimbabwe (iCaZ) at a conference held in victoria Falls, from July 21-24. manyara Chigunduru was elected vice-president and Brice musendo vice-president. The iCaZ Winter school was held under the theme reconnecting, shifting gears, levelling up. iCaZ mashonaland chairperson tapuwa mazanhi made welcome remarks followed by the iCaZ past president tumai mafunga. The Continental Book presentation was made by iCaZ chief executive officer William mandisodza. Charamba thanked mafunga for steering the ship for the past year. “You moved the marker. i will definitely be knocking at your door for guidance. let me also acknowledge the input and impact i got from the secretariat, council members and colleagues," Charamba said. “We have always been at the forefront in navigating new challenges and trends. The diaspora vote has a place at iCaZ. to achieve the lofty objectives set by council, i will in the 12 months, use a three pronged approach of dialogue ownership and legacy building. “it is an honour to continue and finish off the good work started in 2021. so much to do, yet so little time." speaking on the currency issues, Charamba said there was no appropriate exchange rate in the country. “There is an official reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (rBZ) auction rate; willing seller/buyer and the black market rate. Which of the rates then is appropriate? no rate is consistent, the situation we are in points to the fact that the united states dollar is not interchangeable with the Zimbabwean dollar at an official rate,” he said. sanlam group digital executive officer, Chido madzvamutse, a psychiatrist and leonard makoni, who is transformation team’s managing director, businessman rinos mautsa, nyaradzo dhliwayo, founder of Yanaya lifestyle, director at grant Thornton international ltd tatenda Zimondi and marketer musa Kalenga were among various speakers at the Winter school. The institute for sustainability africa (insaF) rodney ndamba, dean at the university of Cape town graduate school of Business professor Catherine duggan, Cybersecurity services’ shepherd mphambela, Computer science and information systems professor gabriel Kabanda and simbisa Brands’ george nheweyembwa also made presentations. There was also a presentation on data privacy and protection by nellie tiyago, a partner at scanlen and holderness legal practitioners and simbarashe mhuriro, an entrepreneur also spoke at the indaba.