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HIT producing electricity transformers

Story by Tafadzwa Chigwedere

THE Second Republic’s thrust of adopting home grown solutions to retool and grow the local economy is in full throttle, with Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) now into production of electricity transformers.

As the nation celebrates the addition of 600 megawatts of electricity to the national grid, the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) has established a company that manufactures, distributes, and repairs electricity transformers.

ZBC News visited the company premises at Chitungwiza industrial site this Thursday and saw a group of highly skilled technicians at work.

“I have benefited a lot from the establishment of this company as I am now able to manufacture a transformer from scratch, now I can do core building, wind and do tanking,” noted one of the technicians.

HIP Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr Engineer Talon Garikayi gave an insight into the quality and efficiency of the products that confirm that they are a key player in the Second Republic’s drive for home grown solutions to the challenges facing the country.

“The Second Republic their faith in higher and tertiary Education 5.0, has resulted in the creation of new industries, we have the capacity as we have successfully done Madokero, Stoneridge, Econet, NetOne, Manicaland State University, have capacitated more than one hundred and twenty farmers,” asserted HIT Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr Engineer Talon Garikayi.

The company, which has plans to export transformers to neighbouring countries such as Zambia and Mozambique, also repairs generators, with manufacturing yet to start.

The government remodelled the country’s education system to Education 5.0 to produce students who create employment.

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