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ED Mnangagwa Law School takes shape


Story by Tafara Chikumira

THE Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Law School which is being constructed in Kwekwe is expected to be completed next year.

The multimillion-dollar law school, which will be one of the biggest in Southern Africa is taking shape as contractors are working round the clock to ensure the facility becomes operational by the end of next year.

The facility which is under Midlands State University will have lecture rooms, a library and a moot court among other features.

The naming of the institution after President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also a lawyer by profession is symbolic as it is testimony of his immense contribution to the development of the country.

“It is quite clear that when you look at the history of MSU and the history of the country, His Excellency has played a very critical role not only in the liberation of the country, but towards its development as well. The President has been very instrumental in building the country brick by brick, when you look at NDS1 and all the other programmes, he has been very instrumental,” noted MSU Vice Chancellor, Professor Victor Muzvidziwa.

“The President himself a legal practitioner has made significant contributions towards the development of that field which has earned him various honorary doctorates in recognition of his works. It is in light of this that we saw it fit to honour such a touring giant,” the Professor added.

The law school which is set to attract international students is also expected to come with economic benefits for the Midlands province and the country at large.

“The magnitude of this programme is quite huge. As a country. The institution is going to put us on the global map as MSU is already making strides in representing the country on the international stage. This will certainly take us to another level,” noted Midlands Province Minister of State, Senator Larry Mavima.

The government is impressed with the progress and opportunities the infrastructure is creating to locals.

“This is very impressive. We have been told that most of the products being offered here are being sourced locally. I have just been informed that there are about 239 locals who are employed here to do their works,” stated Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Monitoring Implementation of Government Programmes, Ms Fananai Madani.

Upon completion, the law school which sits on a 270-hectare piece of land, will also house two other faculties; the Built Environment; and Agriculture Natural Resources and Management.

The Midlands State University has embraced the multi- campus approach, which has also seen the establishment of the Zvishavane and Harare campuses as the institution seeks to expand its wings.