The Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS) requires at least US$1.6 million per month to sustain operations at prisons across the country.

Mazowe Prison in Mashonaland Central received a short in the arm following a donation of 60 tonnes of maize, a borehole, a cold room, agriculture and sports equipment by Pamberi /Qhubekani Investments.

The company is a commercial arm of the ZPCS. 

Officiating at the handover ceremony, the Minister of State in Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office Cde Clifford Sibanda commended ZPCS for embarking on various income generating projects to supplement Treasury funding.

Pamberi/Qhubekani Investments board chairman Mr Josphat Sachikonye said the company is pursuing several public private sector partnerships in its endeavour to expand operations.

Officer Commending ZPCS in Mashonaland Central, Assistant Commissioner John Musinachirevo commended Pamberi/Qhubekani Investments for the donation.

With a population of 148 inmates, Mazowe Prison is also undertaking various agricultural activities to supplement food requirements.