JUST IN: President commssions $10 million Textile Factory

President Mnangagwa unveils a plaque during the commissioning of the $10 million Textile Factory at the university’s industrial park in the Masvingo industrial area.Looking is Higher Education Minister Prof Amon Murwira (left) and other officials

George Maponga Masvingo Bureau
President Mnangagwa has commissioned the $10 million Textile Factory at Great Zimbabwe University here that will be used as a hub for manufacturing personal protective equipment(PPES) to aid in the fight against Covid-19.

The Textile Factory is part of the university’s Industrial Park that will also house Science Innovation and Food Preservation factories with the last two still under construction.

President Mnangagwa then toured the Textile Factory where he was shown various PPEs including face masks and gowns that will mainly used by Covid-19 frontline health workers.

The President was walked through the factory by GZU Vice Chancellor Professor Rungano Zvobgo, Higher Education Minister Professor Amon Murwira and Masvingo Masvingo Minister of State Ezra Chadzamira among other top Government officials ials and academics.


President Mnangagwa chats with UZ Chancellor Professor Paul Mapfumo (black suit), Higher Education Minister Prof Amon Murwira(spectacles) and GZU Vice Chancellor Prof Rungano Zvobgo after opening the GZU Textile Factory in the Masvingo Industrial Area.

The Industrial Park is being developed with funding from Government which released the initial tranche used to build the Textile Factory.