ZOU imparts entrepreneurship skills to ZPCS officers

By Yolanda Moyo

Entrepreneurial skills are a key component in the development and transformation of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service.

The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) held a five-day entrepreneurial leadership workshop in Bulawayo to equip officers with entrepreneurial skills which will cascade to inmates as part of the rehabilitation process of inmates.

ZPCS Commissioner General Moses Chihobvu, said the workshop will go a long way in helping the service in sustaining its projects.

“This workshop is very helpful for us as it will equip our officers to prepare for their retirement and also, as ZPCS we have transformed and we have a unit that focuses on the business side of the service, so such engagements will help is grow our projects. This will in turn help in reducing the dependency on Treasury,” he said.

ZOU vice chancellor, Professor Paul Gundani said the imparting of entrepreneurship skills is life changing for inmates.

“After this, this programme will be cascaded to inmates and as ZOU, we are here to help capacitate with inmates with skills that will help sustain them when they are out there. This will go a long way in capacitating officers with skills that will help them once they retire.”

The transformation and rebranding of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service has turned prisons into rehabilitation centres that empower multitudes of inmates with different life-sustaining skills.