Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the government is now focusing on buttressing the success of the Land Reform Programme through establishing basic infrastructure and key services which include educational and health facilities, drinking water and good road network in resettlement areas.
He said this during the handover of new state of the art classroom blocks at Batanai Primary School in Headlands constituency.
The new state of the art classroom blocks which were constructed by the District Development Fund (DDF) in 2014 has transformed the learning environment of the 482 pupils who used to learn in make shift farm house classroom facilities.
The new school infrastructure constructed to the tune of US$104 000 was made possible through community involvement with the DDF providing all the construction materials and the technocrats.
Vice President Mnangagwa, who was represented by the Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Professor Paul Mavima said resettlement under the Land Reform Programme imposes a huge development responsibility and called on local authorities to take concrete measures towards development of public facilities.
“The government has made huge investment in the education sector since 1980 and today the country takes pride in being recognised for that,” he said, adding that the new education curriculum will equip school leavers with entrepreneurial skills.
Speaking at the same occasion, the Minister of Energy and Power Development, Dr Samuel Undenge said the government will continue to electrify all schools in order to improve the learning of students and living standards of the teachers.
Professor Mavima later handed over 100 computers to the school, which was electrified by the rural electrification fund.
The DDF also provided all the school furniture for the classroom blocks.
The handover ceremony of the new classroom blocks was attended by government representatives, political leadership, headlands community, development partners.