The Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) says civil military relations are key for economic development.

Air Marshal Elson Moyo said the organisation’s charitable works are targeting marginalised communities to ensure equitable development in the country.

The AFZ continues to spread its military wings to touch the lives of the civilian population.

This is evidenced by their charity work in different provinces.

AFZ Commander Air Marshal Moyo said his organisation has identified a number of projects to benefit marginalised communities.

Some of the identified communities include Siamuchembo in Gokwe, the san community in Tsholotsho and Chiredzi.

The AFZ is already working on projects in Mberengwa where a clinic is under construction in Negove area and is constructing a vocational training centre in Nkayi district.

“We have started constructing a clinic in Mberengwa in Negove area. The community has been travelling long distances to access health services. In Nkayi we are working together with Minister Sithembiso Nyoni to construct a vocational training centre and we are hoping to complete the project by next year,” said AFZ Commander Air Marshal Moyo.

The AFZ Commander also revealed that studies are being carried out to determine the needs of targeted communities to ensure a comprehensive package is given to beneficiaries.

The military is an important arm of government and during peace times, they participate in developmental projects that are key in nation building.

Murongwe community provides a successful example of some projects that the AFZ has undertaken.

A model primary school and a clinic have already been handed over to the community and construction of a secondary school is already in progress.