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Mukonoweshuro scoops top accolade

KINGDOM Financial Holdings chief executive officer Lynn Mukonoweshuro scooped the Most Customer Focused Executive award at the Zimbabwe Service Excellence Awards held in Harare recently.

Report by Chido Nyamaropa

In the fast foods sector Chicken Slice won the top prize, with Chicken Inn coming second while TN Mart and Grill was third.  Econet Wireless Zimbabwe came first in the information and communication technology (ICT) and telecommunications category, followed by Telecel Zimbabwe, with NetOne in third place.

Midlands State University scooped first prize in the tertiary education category; the University of Zimbabwe came second while Africa University was third.

CBZ Bank came tops followed by BancABC and Kingdom Bank in the Banking and Financial Services category.

In the transport category Pathfinder won first prize, with City Link coming second and Pioneer third.

The Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Tapiwa  Mashakada, who was guest of honour at the awards organised by Contact Centre Association of Zimbabwe, said  the customer was unimportant in the country until 2009 when businesses started respecting the  customer.

He urged companies, private and public, to go back to basics and reopen their call centres so that the customer could get what he/she deserves. He said the middle class was re-emerging in Zimbabwe and it expected good customer service.

Mashakada encouraged companies to service the community well since it was a key equation in managing businesses.

Below is the full list of Service Excellence Awards winners and runners-up.

Hospitality sector

1. Africa Sun (winner)
2. Meikles Africa (1st runner-up)
3. Rainbow Towers (2nd runner-up)

ICT and Telecommunications

1. Econet (winner)
2. Telecel (1st runner-up)
3. Net One (2nd runner-up)

Banking and Financial Services
1. CBZ (winner)
2. BancABC (1st runner-up)
3. Kingdom (2nd runner-up)

Local Government and Utilities
1. City of Bulawayo (winner)
2. City of Mutare (1st runner-up)
3. Zimra (2nd runner-up)

Medical Aid Institutions
1. Cimas (winner)
2. PSMAS (1st runner-up)
3. FML (2nd runner-up)

1. Pathfinder (winner)
2. City Link (1st runner-up)
3. Pioneer (2nd runner-up)

Fast Foods
1. Chicken Slice (winner)
2. Chicken Inn (1st runner-up)
3. TN Mart Grill (2nd runner-up)


1. Midlands State University (winner)
2. University of Zimbabwe (1st runner-up)
3. Africa University (2nd runner-up)

Insurance (Assurance, funeral, life, reassuarance)

1. Nyaradzo (winner)
2. Doves (1st runner-up)
3. Nicoz Diamond (2nd runner-up)

1. Toyota Zimbabwe (winner)
2. Croco Motors (1st runner-up)
3. Clover Leaf Motors (2nd runner-up)

2012 Best Call Centre
1. Telecel (winner)
2. Econet (1st runner-up)
3. Net One (2nd runner-up)

2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Award
1. Mbada Diamonds (winner)
2. Delta Corporation (1st runner-up)
3. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (2nd runner-up)

1. Securico (winner)
2. Fawcett (1st runner-up)
3. Safe guard (2nd runner-up)

Most Customer Focused Executive – Private
1. Lynn Mukonoweshuro (winner)
2. Francis Mahwindi (1st runner-up)
3. Douglas Mboweni (2nd runner-up)

Most Customer Focused Executive – Publ
1. Admore Kandlela (winner)
2.Ngwabi  Bhebhe (1st runner-up)
3.Gershem Pasi (2nd runner-up)

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