-air_zimbabwe_boeing_767.jpgA high powered delegation led by Acting President John Nkomo has toured the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo which is undergoing the final stages of refurbishment.

Cde Nkomo’s tour was aimed at assessing progress made so far on one of government’s biggest investments in Bulawayo.

Speaking after the tour, Cde Nkomo said the name of the airport is most appropriate considering that the late Vice President Dr Joshua Nkomo frequently used the airport.

He said what is left for Zimbabweans is to market the country as a peaceful and attractive destination.

Speaking at the same occasion, Transport, Communication and Infrastructural Development Minister, Nicholas Goche said apart from the billions of Zimbabwean dollars spent on the airport, government has spent an additional US$36 million on the project which has taken 9 years to complete due to financial constraints.

Acting President Nkomo was accompanied by Minister Goche and Governors and Resident Ministers of Bulawayo Metropolitan Province and Matabeleland South Province, Cdes Cain Mathema and Angeline Masuku among others.

Meanwhile, Acting President Nkomo has handed- over furniture which included chairs and desks to Lupane State University at a ceremony held in Bulawayo.

In his address, Cde Nkomo said it is important for people to work together for the development of the university until its completion.

In his acceptance speech, the Acting Vice Chancellor of Lupane State University, Dr Maclean Bhala paid tribute to the Acting President for the kind gesture which he said will go a long way in assisting the university.

Lupane State University currently has an enrolment figure of 542 students, with another 500 expected to be enrolled in August this year.