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Workers upbeat on contribution to national development

Workers upbeat on contribution to national development

Story by Josephine Mugiyo

AS Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating Workers Day, those employed in various projects being spearheaded by the Second Republic are upbeat about their role in national development. 

Workers like Paidamoyo are giving their all to ensure that works at the Mbudzi interchange project are completed in the set time. She is grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a key project under the Second Republic.

“I started working here as a general hand and now I operate machines. I know that as a young person, I have a role to play in national development,” she said.

Her colleagues are also putting in the work and as they go the extra mile working on Workers Day. They are fully aware it’s their duty to ensure national development.

“I’m aware that the President is always saying Nyika Inovakwa Nevene Vayo, so it’s my role to work,” said one of the workers.

Another added, “I am excited to be part of such a big project. One day I will be able to tell my grandchildren that this is a project which I was a part of.”

While a lot of employment has been created under the infrastructure development, the higher education sector has also seen the establishment of various projects that are now employing locals.

These include the Mwenezi Mapfura plant and the Verify Gas Project.

Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development Minister, Professor Amon Murwira says it is important to ensure the country’s education system provides the requisite skills needed for economic growth, thereby creating individuals who can establish industrial innovations and provide jobs.

“There is no nation that can develop with what it doesn’t know and what it doesn’t do. So knowledge and skill are important. So the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education can be viewed as an enabler, on this Workers Day. Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo, Ilizwe lakhiwa ngabanikazi balo. On this Workers Day we are reminding ourselves that we need to work on our knowledge and skill,” he said.

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