03 April 2017, MASVINGO - Our Inheritance, an inclusive student club at Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), has joined hands with City of Masvingo to launch an anti-pothole campaign targeted at plugging some of the most damaged roads in the city.
Heavy rains over the past weeks have worsened the state of the roads in Masvingo, with motorists having a hard time negotiating through huge potholes on most of the roads.
The group recently carried-out a pothole-filling exercise as part of belated Women's Day celebrations.
The exercise ran under the theme "Accelerating Gender Balance and Ethics by Celebrating International Women's Day".
City of Masvingo Mayor Hubert Fidze thanked the students for helping to strengthen the bond between the city and the university.
"We appreciate this positive move. It shows we are working together for the development of our city," said Fidze.
Our Inheritance founder and events coordinator Jennifer Chitanda said the programme was meant to show that students were responsible residents of the city.
"We use these roads with our buses to and from school so we saw it necessary to put our energies together and contribute to their rehabilitation. As students, we need to appreciate that we live in a tolerant city which treats us right," said Chitanda.
Chitanda also said the event was just the beginning as the club had a series of social responsibility plans lined up for the current and next semesters.
Event facilitator Struggle Desire Nyahunda said the club was meant to unite students from different political persuasions so that they become active, responsible citizens.
"The club was founded after the realisation that what divides students is not bigger than what can unite them," said Nyahunda.local