Creating a level playing field

Administration

The Universal Service Fund is vested in POTRAZ as the trustee who manages the Fund in so far as banking, investment, accounting, and facilitation of auditing of the Fund accounts by the Comptroller and Auditor General in accordance with the provision of the Act.

How it works

The Authority liases with relevant Government ministries, Members of Parliament and other stakeholders in the Postal and Telecommunications sectors in identifying least serviced areas in each province excluding Harare and Bulawayo for possible funding.

Targeted areas are then surveyed with the participation of licensed Operators and budgets are drawn from the survey information. Funds are then disbursed for any project that is meant to bring universal access to the public living in unserviced areas.