Front Row...From left, Rungano Munyariwa, Sarah Phineas Munemo, GZU Registrar Sinikiwe Gwatidzo.
Back Row...from left, Zaka Council Chair Sebastian Musundire, Zaka DA Victor Zinanga, GZU PVC Dr Andrew Chindanya and Dean of Garry Magadzire School Dr Chikodzi
Brighton Chiseva in Zaka
28 April 2018, ZAKA – Community leaders in Zaka last week praised the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) and fowl breeder, Safra Chickens (PVT) Ltd, as a good step towards the harnessing of local energy for economic development.
The partnership agreement was signed last Friday at Jerera growth point.
Zaka district administrator (DA) Victor Zinanga said the agreement opened doors for investors and more farmers to join the project.
"What GZU has done is an eye opener to potential investors and farmers who will decide to venture into similar projects. We all now know that GZU is ready to give information and technical support to those with the zeal for success.
GZU Pro - Vice Chancellor Dr Andrew Chindanya said it was the university's role to impart technical knowhow as produced by scientific research.
"We have parted ways with the concept of a university which is merely an idol in town; something which you hear about a lot but you don't know much about it, something which is not immediately relevant in your lives," said Dr Chindanya
Ward 5 councillor, Livison Makwanye, who is now doing business with Safra, said the company had helped him to see the opportunities that are in his areas.
"If we want to repair our bridge, we no longer run around looking for donors. We simply do contributions because we are earning some money through the work being done here," said Makwanye.
Safra director, Sarah Phineas Munemo thanked GZU for the partnership which she said will help her to gain new knowledge to grow the business.
"I thank GZU; the partnership we have created here will help promote my vision and my dream," said Munemo
Safra produces 'roadrunner' chicks, eggs and it operates a hatchery business from where local farmers buy the chicks.
Last year GZU last year signed an agreement with Zaka Rural District Council for the for the construction a culture centre.education