Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Amon Murwira says Zimbabwe should invest in relevant education training and skills development if the country is to attain its vision of a middle income economy by 2030.

Professor Murwira who was the guest speaker at Kushinga Phikelela Polytechnic graduation ceremony in Marondera said long term prosperity of the country requires people with appropriate skills to the fast changing economy.

“For our nation to attain the vision of a middle income by 2030 and address social challenges of poverty, we must invest in relevant education training and skills development,” he said.

Principal of Kushinga Phikelela Polytechnic Mr Roy Mavhunga said the institution has a infrastructural development master plan to improve quality of education.

“We have a master plan that has a wide range of infrastructure that needs to be put up here,” he said.

The graduation ceremony held under the theme, ‘Creating an Innovative and Stemitised Techno-preneur for Economic Development’ saw 405 students graduating in various programmes offered at the institution ranging from national certificate to higher national diploma.