New state of the art cadet accommodation and messing facilities have been commissioned in a move likely to reduce housing backlog for Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) personnel stationed at the Zimbabwe Military Academy (ZMA) in Gweru.

The Commander-in-chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), President Emmerson Mnangagwa who commissioned the new structures said the government is committed to improving the living standards of civil servants and the uniformed forces with more projects to address housing problems.

“I commend the academy for its resourcefulness and persistence in the fulfillment of the institution’s mandate and set objectives in spite of various constraints. I assure you all that the government remains seized with the need to address the housing backlog among issues affecting our public service including the uniformed forces,” he said.

The President also took the opportunity to donate 50 computers to ZMA to enhance e-learning amongst the members of the ZDF.

The cadet accommodation and messing facilities houses a conference centre, bar, offices as well as a dining room.