Midlands State University’s research institute, the Tugwi Mukosi Multidisciplinary Research Institute held yet another meeting with the Masvingo Provincial Development Coordinator (PDC) and the Deputy Director Local Governance in Masvingo Province to further discuss the research unit’s intended move to set up infrastructure in vicinity of Tugwi Mukosi dam.
The meeting was held at the Masvingo PDC office on 2 March 2022.
Midlands State University’s key message to the PDC was that the University was ready and eager to start construction at the dam site as soon as they get the land.
“MSU is seeking land, we have very big plans and we have value addition plans which will require excess land, more than 20 hectares of land.
We will be glad if we get more than 20 hectares. Not only will it develop MSU but also the nation at large as it will develop the infrastructure around that area. We are ready to start anytime.” said Professor Jephias Matunhu, Director of the Tugwi Mukosi Multidisciplinary Research Institute(TMRRI) at MSU.
Professor Jefter Sakupwanya reaffirmed government’s commitment to supporting MSU’s envisaged infrastructural developments close to the dam site.
“Land is available, we are going to consult the Development Trust of Zimbabwe(DTZ) so that we can discuss this issue, land is there, even up to 100 hectares you can get for your infrastructure development. We are also ready to support you,” he said.
The Deputy Director Local Governance in Masvingo Province Mr Irvine Kanerutsine was a key strategic partner in the meeting chaired by Masvingo Provincial Development Coordinator Dr Jefter Sakupwanya.
Other attendees included MSU Zvishavane Campus Director Professor Advice Viriri, Director MSU Tugwi Mukosi Multidisciplinary Research Institute Professor Jephias Matunhu, Mr Chrispen Munatsi, Mr Clever Chingwara and Mrs Marian Maphosa from Midlands State University.
MSU team was very grateful for the fruitful engagement.
“As MSU team we are very pleased with the meeting which we held successfully. We thank everyone in here for supporting the Midlands State University. We will be glad if we get the land to establish our research and learning centre which will develop us and our nation”, said MSU Zvishavane Campus Director Professor Advice Viriri.