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10 base stations to be built in Gwanda

THE Minister of Information Technology, Postal and Courier Services Supa Mandiwanzira has donated laptops to 10 Gwanda South secondary schools.

The Minister arrived in Manama in an army helicopter at around 4PM on Thursday and the chopper became the star attraction in the rather quiet community.

Mandiwanzira was accompanied by the Minister of Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture, Abednico Ncube.

Supa Mandiwanzira said the army chopper was requested by Ncube so that they could come and meet the people who had waited for them all day.

"We were at State House where President Mugabe was officiating at the ceremony to mark the start of voter registration. After the event, Ncube told me that there were people who had spent the whole day waiting for us here. He requested a chopper and he was given. I want to thank the Commander of the Defence Forces General Constantine Chiwenga for helping," said Mandiwanzira.

Turning to the business of the day after donating 10 laptops to 10 secondary schools drawn from eight wards in the constituency, the Minister said the donation complements President Mugabe's computerisation programme.

"President Mugabe started this project more than 10 years ago.

"He was using money from his pocket. At that time people didn't understand what he was doing because no one cared about computers.

"When my brother Ncube said in his constituency schools have no computers I said let's go and start the project," he said.

Mandiwanzira said schools should not just wait for the Government but should find other sources of revenue to equip their schools.

"I want you to do like what you do when buying school buses, every school wants one. This is the spirit you should have when buying computers," said Mandiwanzira.

He also said 10 base stations will be built in Gwanda to link communities that rely on foreign networks, with the rest of the country.


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