BY TAURAI MAUNGA
Kwekwe City Council has indicated that the construction of a Midlands State University (MSU) to be named Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Law School and Liberation Heritage in Kwekwe is an exciting prospect.
Kwekwe Mayor Angelina Kasipo said the construction of the school is of immense benefit to Kwekwe.
“We are glad that the institution will construct one of its campuses in Kwekwe because it will benefit both the economy and the lives of the people in Kwekwe,” she said.
Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Larry Mavhima applauded MSU for advancing the country’s education sector.
“MSU is doing well in advancing the education sector in the country. Its department of Local Governance is assisting local authorities with expertise. We have the medical school that is also assisting health institutions, an indication that MSU is key in innovation, renovation and success of the country,” he said.
MSU will open a Law campus in the city of gold after Kwekwe city council donated vast tracts of land to the institute.
After years of rumours that the state owned university was going to open a new Law Campus in Kwekwe it was confirmed recently at a fundraising event which was held last week at Kwekwe Golf Club and construction is underway.
Speaking at Kwekwe Golf Club MSU Vice Chancellor Victor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa said it has bought construction equipment to start constructing state of the art infrastructure in Kwekwe.
“I can confirm that we have reached an agreement with the Kwekwe City Council. They have agreed to give us land as we all know. MSU is one of the fastest growing institutions in the country and we need more land to build standard infrastructure,” said Muzvidziwa.
MSU which has an enrolment of over 22 000, has already spread its campuses in some cities of the country which includes Harare, Zvishavane and Mutare.