Vodacom Chief Executive set to leave
By Pastory Nguvu, IPP Media
Fri, Mar 23, 2007
Vodacom outgoing managing director Romeo Kumalo has said that Tanzania is an amazing country with huge potential for economic growth.
Kumalo, who is leaving for Johannesburg at the end this month to serve as Vodacom South Africa`s Commercial Director, said yesterday: `I had an awesome time in Tanzania, learning the culture of the people here.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time here both professionally and personally.`
He promised to come back for holidays in Zanzibar. `I will come back for diving in Mafia. I won`t climb Kilimanjaro again. I did it once-it was good, but it`s not an experience I would like to repeat.
I will bring my little boy to Serengeti to come and see the animals, I will come back to Ngorongoro, the crater is beautiful. So yes, I will come back to this country again and again,` Kumalo said.
He said that Vodacom Tanzania was determined to increase its network penetration rate from the current 16 to about 25 per cent.
He added that the country`s population of 36 million was `a potential market big enough to lead to explosive economic growth in the next five years`.
Kumalo said:`Tanzanians should expect to see falls in mobile phone prices and charges for services offered.`
But he warned that that would happen only if the national economy performs well, adding: `If it does perform well, then there would be a great chance of raising that penetration rate to the projected level of 25 per cent.`