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President Mnangagwa tours infrastructure development projects at GSU

Story by Bruce Chahwanda

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has been impressed by the progress made so far in the construction of Gwanda State University’s engineering laboratory, innovation complex and agro-innovation complex, which are at various stages of completion.

It is exactly a year after President Mnangagwa, who is the Chancellor of Gwanda State University, laid a foundation stone at the institution of higher learning, signalling the beginning of construction works.

After capping 34 graduands this Friday, President Mnangagwa toured some of the projects to track progress in relation to work being done to ensure the university has amenities similar to other state universities across the country.

President Mnangagwa was impressed by the increase in the number of graduates urging the institution to expand its faculties and programmes.

“Gwanda State University is a young university we have in the country but it’s growing. Look at the geography where it is located, it’s expensive to develop but I guarantee my Vice Chancellor that she will revive maximum support for the development of this institution.

“Secondly, I’m happy that the number of graduands is increasing, last year we had a smaller number and this year we have a bigger number compared to last year. I believe she (Vice Chancellor) is going to continue to extend the programmes available at the university so that even this region they have similar facilities in terms of courses and programmes like other universities in the country,” he said.

The Head of State also pledged his support to the university in expanding its infrastructure.

“There is still a lot needed to expand the infrastructure at this institution and I’m very happy the Vice Chancellor is very focused. I see that this year’s facilities are better as compared to last year, she has my support in terms of funding to increase facilities here,” said President Mnangagwa.

The institution is converting the Epoch Mine infrastructure to housing for staff and student accommodation.

The agro-innovation complex is expected to boost the university’s livestock herd while supporting health sciences as well as research and innovation capacity.

The Engineering Laboratory and Innovation Complex will have modern equipment which is key in mining engineering.

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