Irish Ambassador to Zimbabwe Liam MacGabuann says there is greater scope of development through continuous engagement with Zimbabwe in all areas of development.

The positive sentiments from the engagement between the Irish government and Zimbabwe were revealed at a tour of Rutope Clinic in Musiiwa village by UNICEF officials, officials from Department of International Development (DFID) and Irish cricketers.

Briefing stakeholders Ambassador MacGabuann said his country has already increased the level of resources allocation to Zimbabwe compared to last year adding there is an opportunity to further develop engagement in other areas of cooperation.

“The Irish government has great plans to develop the engagement process with Zimbabwe, increased level of resources from last year which is positive,” he said.

UNICEF country representative Dr Mohamed Ayoya said developing partners are playing an important role in developing communities with the assistance of government.

“We have concluded the national nutritional survey with results showing a positive trajectory,” noted Ayoya.

Rutope Clinic provides health services to over 13 000 people in the community with stakeholders at the health centre appreciating the gesture by the development partners.

The Irish cricketers are in the country for the International Cricket Council World Cup Qualifier tourney.

They got the feel of Zimbabwe’s rural set up while appreciating efforts being done by their country towards community development.