Curriculum Vitae for Bonga Wellington Garikai, BSc (Hons) Economics (UZ-2007), MSc Economics (UZ-2009).

Contact details
+263 712 376 172 +263 775 057 475 +263 4 331 304

E-mail wgbonga@tsamail.co.za

Home Address Gokomere Mision P. Bag 9213 Masvingo

Contact Address 71 Lavenham Drive East Bluffhill Harare

Bonga Wellington Garikai
Personal details
Sex: Date of Birth: ID No.: Male 11 January 1984 22-216236G-22 Nationality: Languages: Passport No.: Zimbabwean English and Shona BN564102

Career objectives

As a dynamic, visionary, highly motivated self-starter and open-minded individual who is an analytical and strategic thinker, with an ability of working in a multicultural environment, I have a passion to work in an organization which adds value to the economy. Through my disposition to work in a team, coupled with excellent organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills; my goal is to add value to an organisation. • • • • • • • • Excellent communication skills, coupled with the ability to conduct presentations Have the ability to motivate others and learn from others Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines Ability to take initiative, solve problems and work accurately and independently Ability to adapt, be flexible and to resolve conflicts Highly committed, reliable, professional, quick thinker and security conscious Results oriented and focus on strategy, highly assertive and creative Excellent research skills, both qualitative and quantitative research

Attributes

Specific Professional Skills

As an Economist, I am capable of the following: • Business and Economic Research • Policy Management, Formulation and Analysis • Data Collection ( Primary and Secondary) and Data Processing • Data Management • Project Planning and Evaluation • Analysing Macroeconomic Trends and give Policy Advice • Forecasting and Planning and • Budget Monitoring and Expenditure Tracking , among others. Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Access & Internet and E-mail Employer: Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) Period: March 2010 to date Position: Revenue Trainee Duties and Responsibilities: • Facilitating revenue collection • Clearing travellers • Promoting international relations and trade • Enforcing trade controls

Computer literacy

Work Experience:
Current Employment

Curriculum Vitae for Bonga Wellington Garikai – BSc (Hons) Economics (2007), MSc Economics (2009)

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Curriculum Vitae for Bonga Wellington Garikai, BSc (Hons) Economics (UZ-2007), MSc Economics (UZ-2009).

Previous Employment (1)

Employer: Ministry of Youth Development, Indigenization & Empowerment Period: October 2009 to date Position: Economist/Project Planning Officer Duties and Responsibilities: • Develop project proposals • Appraise projects • Produce projects feasibility reports • Collect data and update the databank on project funding and empowerment agencies • Conduct entrepreneurship training • Monitor and evaluate projects, and • Provide business advisory services to projects.

Previous Employment (2)

Employer: University of Zimbabwe Period: October 2007-June 2008 Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant/ Research Assistant Duties and Responsibilities: • Conducting Tutorials for undergraduate Economics Students • Marking assignments, exams and test for the following courses: Development Economics Social Economics •Participated in the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Joint Facility programme For Electives (JFE) in Arusha, Tanzania-doing Collaborative Masters Programme (CMAP) in June-October 2008. Specialized in Corporate Finance & Investment, Public Sector Economics and Research Methods. •Carried the following researches whilst on the CMAP Programme: • Tax Structure, Administration and Simplification in Developing Nations. • Taxation and Risk Taking. • Implied Volatility of Foreign Exchange Options As An Indicator of Currency Crisis Risk. •Researches in Partnership: • Tax Administration & Base Broadening. • Issues that have been raised about Public Debt in Africa & Ways of Addressing them. • The Development & Structure of Financial Markets in Zimbabwe.

Career Achievements And Researches Conducted

International Papers Published – AboutComesa.int

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Export Promotion and Industrial Policy in COMESA region The Effect of Monetization on Tax Buoyancy in COMESA countries Growth of SMEs in Developing Nations: Special Reference to AGOA

Free Library Papers Published – ArticleBase.Com

1. Strengthening Economic Recovery in Developing Countries 2. The Zimbabwean Banking Sector: Solutions to The Common Challenges 3. An Explanatory Analysis Of The Factors That Determine Demand For Commodities 4. Ways of Controlling Inflation: Recommendations to Zimbabwean Policy Makers 5. The Effect of Monetization on Tax Buoyancy: Evidence From COMESA Using A Panel Data Analysis 6. Adapting to Business Environment: Importance Analysis
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Curriculum Vitae for Bonga Wellington Garikai – BSc (Hons) Economics (2007), MSc Economics (2009)

Curriculum Vitae for Bonga Wellington Garikai, BSc (Hons) Economics (UZ-2007), MSc Economics (UZ-2009).

7. Qualities of Effective Control: A Business Analysis 8. Indigenization & Balance of Payment (BOP): Correlation Analysis 9. The Role of the Financial Sector in Zimbabwe, Central Banking and its Social and Economic Impacts' 10. The Causes Of Livestock Reduction In The Rural Context: A Case For Gokomere Mission Rural Area 11. Determinants Of Poor Academic Performance

Economic Articles Published

1) Analysing Economic Policies Suitable for Zimbabwe. Economic Viewpoint, Financial Gazette (1-7/10/09). Facilitated by Zimbabwe Economic Society. 2) How Putting Money in People’s Pockets Can Boost Recovery. Economics Digest, Newsletter of ZES, Volume # 2, Issue 22, August 2009. 3) No Easy Road to Economic Recovery. Economics Digest, Newsletter of ZES, Volume # 2, Issue 23, September 2009. 4) Which Sectors Should be Stimulated by a Recovery Policy? Economic Viewpoint, Financial Gazette (22-28/10/09). Facilitated by Zimbabwe Economic Society. 5) Economic Growth, Savings and Investment Efficiency. Economic Viewpoint, Financial Gazette (29/10-4/11/09). Facilitated by Zimbabwe Economic Society. 6) Foreign Exchange Reserves Demystified. Economic Viewpoint, Financial Gazette (12-18/11/09). Facilitated by Zimbabwe Economic Society. 7) A Glimpse on Economic Planning Failure: A Dynamic Sagacity. Economic Viewpoint, Fingaz (3-9 Dec 2009). Facilitated by ZES. 8) Economic Policy Espousal Analysis. Economic Viewpoint, Financial Gazette, 17/12/09. Facilitated by ZES. 9) 2010 National Budget Analysis. Economic Viewpoint, Financial Gazette, 24/12/09. Facilitated by ZES. 10) Public Debt in Africa & Ways of Addressing them. Economic Viewpoint, Fingaz, 31/12/09. Facilitated by ZES. 11) Export Promotion & Industrial Policy. Economic Viewpoint, Financial Gazette (14 January 2010). Facilitated by Zimbabwe Economic Society. 12) Tax Policy in Less Developed Countries. Economic Viewpoint, Financial Gazette (4 Feb 2010). Facilitated by ZES. 13) Economic Development through Promotion of SMEs. Economic Viewpoint, Fingaz 25 February 2010. Facilitated by ZES. 14) Economic Development, Derivatives Markets. Economic Viewpoint, Fingaz, 15/07/10. SPSS Eviews & Limdep GiveWin & PcGive Stata & Microfit GAMS & WinRATS

Statistical and Econometrics Packages

Current Studies

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) Institution: Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Expected: 2012 Courses: Business & Its Environment Accounting For Managers Management & Organisational Behaviour

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Curriculum Vitae for Bonga Wellington Garikai – BSc (Hons) Economics (2007), MSc Economics (2009)

Curriculum Vitae for Bonga Wellington Garikai, BSc (Hons) Economics (UZ-2007), MSc Economics (UZ-2009).

Academic Qualifications

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ECONOMICS (UZ) Awarded in the PASS Category (2009)
Final Year Course: Dissertation 2.2

Dissertation Titled: An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Tax Buoyancy in Developing Nations: An experience in the SADC economies using Panel data analysis. Joint Facility for Electives (JFE)-AERC Arusha –Tanzania (June –October 2008) Public Sector Economics 2.2 Corporate Finance and Investment 2.2 Research Methods 2.2 First Year Courses:
Microeconomics Monetary Economics Macroeconomics 3 1 1 Economic Modelling and Policy analysis Quantitative Methods Labour Economics 2.1 2.2 3

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONOURS DEGREE IN ECONOMICS
Degree Classification: Upper Second Class (2.1) Institution: UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE-2007

FINAL YEAR COURSES
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics Theory & Policy, Agricultural Marketing Economics, International Economics, Monetary Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics 2, Natural Resource Economics, Labour Economics, Public Finance, Corporate Finance 1 & 2 and Agricultural Economic Policy.

SECOND YEAR COURSES
Mathematics for Economists 2, Management Accounting for Business 1 & 2, Econometrics 1, Applied Statistics, Microeconomics 1, Macroeconomics, Environmental Economics, Social Economics, Industrial Economics, International Trade Theory & Policy, Agricultural Production Economics and Agricultural Economic Development.

FIRST YEAR COURSES
Business Administration 1 & 2, Financial Accounting For Business 1 & 2, Communication Skills 1 & 2, Mathematics for Economist 1, Economic Principles and Introduction to Statistics.

Advanced, Subsidiary & Ordinary Levels

ADVANCED LEVEL Gokomere High School (2002-2003) Mathematics(C), Management of Bus (B) Geography(B) Accounting (D)

SUBSIDIARY LEVEL

English Language & Communication Skills (3)

ORDINARY LEVEL Gokomere High School (1998 – 2001) 7 Ordinary Level Passes including English, Mathematics and Science.

Curriculum Vitae for Bonga Wellington Garikai – BSc (Hons) Economics (2007), MSc Economics (2009)

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Curriculum Vitae for Bonga Wellington Garikai, BSc (Hons) Economics (UZ-2007), MSc Economics (UZ-2009).

Proffessional Qualifications

Programme: Certificate in Customs and Taxation (incomplete)
Organisation: Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Training Centre

Level 1: Customs Module (April 2010)
Subjects Customs-Tariff Customs-Procedure Customs-General Traveller’s Clearance Grade Obtained C C B B Remarks Pass Pass Pass Pass

Level 1: Taxes Module (September 2010)
Subjects Taxes – Legislation Taxes – Practical Value Added Tax Debt Management & Taxes Administration Grade Obtained C C C A Remarks Pass Pass Pass Pass

Level 2: Taxes Module (July 2011)
Subjects Taxes – Legislation Taxes – Practical Value Added Tax Debt Management & Taxes Administration Grade Obtained C C C B Remarks Pass Pass Pass Pass

Other Studies

Programme: Certificate in Discover Bible Guides (June 2005)
Institution: Voice of Prophecy Bible Correspondence School

Referees

1. Dr T. Mumvuma, Chairman-Economics Dept, University of Zimbabwe, P O Box MP167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, (Tel) 04303211 ext 1715, (Cell) 011 645 051. email:mumvuma@sociol.uz.ac.zw 2. Mr. M. Kwaramba, Lecturer, University of Zimbabwe, P.O. Box MP 167, Mt Pleasant, Harare, (Cell) 0912732455\0913385688. email:mkwaramba@sociol.uz.ac.zw
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Mr T G Mashonganyika, Deputy Director, Ministry of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment, P Bag CY 7762 Causeway Harare, Tel: 04-707741 Cell; 011416218

Curriculum Vitae for Bonga Wellington Garikai – BSc (Hons) Economics (2007), MSc Economics (2009)

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