President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony of the National Sports Academy at the Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) in Bindura today.
The National Sports Academy which started operations in 2006, is being developed as a high performance centre.
It aims at identifying, nurturing and developing sporting talent for major sporting events like the Olympics, regional and international sporting events and domestic events.
The academy cuts across all sporting disciplines, including athletics, soccer, boxing, chess and others.
The academy has scored major successes having managed to send teams to take part in the Junior Olympics in Colombia, Kenya, China and the US.
This year teams from the academy will participate in international competitions in Finland and Argentina.
The academy recruits from all parts of the country, especially from remote and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Speaking at the same occasion, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira assured the President that universities are moving forward to ensure they pursue innovation and contribute to industrialisation.
He said there is no stopping until the goal of 2030 is attained.
He said the education of reading and reciting books has been achieved at 94 percent and it is time to have education of producing goods.