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    POTRAZ
    Block "A" Emerald Business Park
    N0. 30 The Chase
    P.O. Box MP843
    Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Telephone +263 4 333032 Fax: +263 4 333041 Toll Free Number: 0800 4303

Purpose of the Fund

Vision : A World Class, fair and competitive regulatory environment with universal communications services throughout Zimbabwe by 2020

What are the Objects of the Universal Service Fund?

The objects of the fund are:

  • To standardise postal and telecommunication services and to maintain high standards of quality in the provision of such services.
  • To make grants to local authorities or their appointed agents for the purpose of assisting needy persons to obtain access to postal and telecommunication services.
  • To finance or assist in financing the extension of postal and telecommunications services to underserviced areas and community centres within or outside such areas.
  • To assist in the training of persons in the provision of postal or telecommunication services.
  • To promote and contribute towards research and development in the field of postal and telecommunication services.
  • To promote and contribute towards the expenses of the adaptation or facilitation of the use of telecommunication services for the benefit of disabled persons ,including the provision without charge of the directory information services appropriate to meet the needs of such persons.
  • To encourage and facilitate ,for the benefit of Zimbabwe ,the transfer of telecommunication technology, in accordance with an annual implementation plan prepared by the  authority in consultation  with cellular telecommunication ,postal and telecommunication licences and the appropriate successor company.
  • ITU celebrated its 150th anniversary on 17 May 2015, marking a long and illustrious history in cutting edge communication technologies

  • POTRAZ commemorates the following internationally recognised events: Girls in ICT Day, World Telecommunication & Information Society Day and World Post Day

  • POTRAZ runs the International Letter Writing Competition

  • POTRAZ is responsible for ensuring that all people in Zimbabwe are adequately provided with Postal and telecommunication services.

  • POTRAZ gives back to the community through a number of life changing initiatives.

  • POTRAZ took steps such as compelling consumers to register their sim cards to prevent harassment of Zimbabwean Citizens by criminals

  • To promote the development of postal and telecommunication systems and services in accordance with practicable recognised international standards and public demand

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