Bulawayo District Commander Colonel Rantham Moyo (with spectacles) 

The Zimbabwe National Army is preparing its officers to improve their professional conduct through equipping them with knowledge and skills to benefit from the anticipated economic boom, a top military commander has said.

The military said the country is beginning to enjoy the fruits of the new dispensation as proven by the desire to do business in Zimbabwe by international business entities.

Addressing stakeholders during the graduation ceremony for the General Squad Drill and Small Arms Course in Bulawayo yesterday, Commander Bulawayo district Colonel Rantham Moyo said ZNA members should be patient as their conditions of service are set to improve.

“The mantra Zimbabwe is open for business has been embraced by the people of Zimbabwe, international world including international monetary bodies and has visibly revealed renewed unconditional interest to do business with Zimbabwe. Thus the envisaged improvement in the country’s economy will also mean an improvement in the operations and activities of our organisation,” he said.

Colonel Moyo had a word of advice to the graduands to go back to their units and exhibit high standards of professionalism in line with the expertise they gained throughout the course.

“I implore you to exhibit a high standard of discipline, perform well and to the expectation of your respective commanders who nominated you for this course,” said Colonel Moyo.

The three months course which started on the 26th of February saw 72 army personnel graduating comprising 57 males and 15 females.