Biomedical Research and Training Institute BRTI (www.
It is this context that DBL, with the support of DANIDA, cooperated with both BRL and BRTI.
DBL supported the research-training programme of BRTI, an SADC NGO founded to coordinate and promote South-South cooperation in health research.
Formal links among DBL, BRL, and BRTI came to an end.
Training of PhD-level scientists has shifted to BRTI that provides a cooperation model to involve BRL alumni and other international scientists in carrying out research projects in Zimbabwe.
The relationship established with BRTI should be maintained to build upon respectable scientific productivity.
Hence, the BRTI does not have a firm, legitimate basis.
Furthermore, BRTI only has the authority to regulate network provider and basic telecommunication services due for competition.
Although things have changed with the BRTI, the DGPT to-date has no mechanism and process for ensuring transparency and fairness in each unveiled regulation.
The BRTI committee members selection process is also questionable, and it remains doubtful whether candidates were selected based on the requirement criteria.
Even the set up of the BRTI has not reduced regulatory risks or attracted investment.
Authority delegation to local government is a crucial to the success of local market liberalisation; especially the authority to grant local licenses according to selection criteria and mechanisms determined by the BRTI.