The government says public private partnerships (PPPs) remain key in enhancing schools infrastructure development.

This was said by the Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs, Advocate Martin Dinha in a speech read on his behalf by the Acting Director in his office, Mr Admore Shereni at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the New Sir Elias of Chiedza    Primary School at Bodele Farm in Bindura.

The school project is the brainchild of the Kambasha family, which has set aside 15 hectares at their 294 hectare Bodele Farm towards the construction of a new school.

Currently, Chiedza Primary School is operating as a satellite school and students are using old farm warehouse structures to conduct lessons.

Advocate Dinha hailed the Kambasha family, saying the initiative goes a long way in complimenting government efforts in developing schools infrastructure in the resettlement.

Mrs Dorika Kambasha revealed that the project came into being after a realisation that children in the area were walking 13km to the nearest primary school.

Meanwhile, the District Development Fund has come in handy in expediting the implementation of the project by drilling a borehole and clearing the land at the new school site.

According to the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Dokora, the country requires 2000 new schools to meet the expected education standards.