Zimbabwe: Shamva Agriculture College to be renamed after late Agric minister Shiri

GOVERNMENT is speeding up the construction of learning facilities for Shamva Agriculture College, which has been using rented structures since 2011.
The setting up of Shamva Agriculture College at Panmure farm, had stalled for years, but there is now a renewed push by government to construct requisite infrastructure for the training institution.

A tour of the site recently saw proposals being made to re-name the college after the late national hero, Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri, in recognition of his contribution to agricultural sector during his tenure as Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement.
“Basic groundwork has been done such as the survey and drilling of two boreholes and a brief on proposed structures in developmental stages,” said Dr Jotamu Dondofema, Director of Agriculture Education.

“Some investors came and said they want to work with government and asked that the college be named Perrance Shiri College of Agriculture,” said Douglass Karoro, the Deputy Minister of Lands Agricu,ture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement.
Mashonaland Central Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Senator Monica Mavhunga said the college is one of the priority projects in the province, and is in line with the National Development Strategy One.

“This place is important to us because our economy is anchored on agriculture so if people get training it will help us,” she said.
Upon completion, the college will have an enrolment of 400 students.

Source: ZBC News

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