Government has pledged to continue supporting members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces with various initiatives meant to improve their welfare.

Speaking during a graduation ceremony of army officers who have completed the Junior Staff Course number 72 at the Zimbabwe Staff College this Friday, Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister, Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri said the government is working hard to overcome challenges being encountered by the members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF).

“On its part, the government of Zimbabwe will continue to support the Zimbabwe staff college to enable the institution to achieve its vision to become and remain the leading centre. Lack of adequate and suitable accommodation and equipment are areas of great concern and the government are seized with these challenges,” she said

Minister Muchinguri also urged the members of the ZDF to be on guard in the face of security threats in the region.

“Asymmetric warfare and terrorism are increasingly becoming defence and security challenges that you ought to appreciate and work to overcome. I am enthused by the Zimbabwe Staff College’s consideration of these new dangers,” she added.

The course was undertaken by 101 participants drawn from various units, formations and bases of the Zimbabwe National Army and the Air Force of Zimbabwe as well as from allied forces that include Botswana, Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.