ZPCS Commissions Staff Quarters and Receives Agricultural Equipment

In line with modernizing and capacitating the country’s agricultural sector and fulfilling the vision of attaining a “Prosperous future and empowered middle income society by year 2030”, the Government handed over twenty 80 horsepower tractors, three 220 horsepower combine harvesters and ten 8 row Seed-drill planters to the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service.

At the same occasion nine blocks of five-roomed houses which have been completed and are ready for occupation were officially opened, a further 32 low-cost housing units are at various stages of construction and are almost complete.

The occasion was attended by the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Honourable Ziyambi Ziyambi, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube as well as the Deputy Minister of Housing and Social Amenities Honourable Yeukai Simbanegavi.

President donates bus to ZPCS

His Excellency, President E. D. Mnangagwa, hands over a bus to the Commissioner General (CG) of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service, Moses Cyril Ngawaite Chihobvu, at a colourful ceremony held at State House.

The kind gesture from the Head of State and Government is meant to alleviate transport challenges faced by correctional officers to and from work and other errands such as travelling on duty for sporting events and other activities.

ZPCS establishes Open Prison for Females

First Lady and Patron of the Zimbabwe Female Open Prison Trust, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa officially opened Marondera Female Open Prison on 2 June 2021 in Marondera. The facility becomes the first of its kind not only in Zimbabwe but Africa as a whole. Inmates at the Open Prison will have the liberty to put on their own clothing, prepare their own food and pursue academic and professional education. Inmates will also be given time to visit their families through a home leave facility.

Honourable Ncube tours correctional industries and manufacturing

Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube toured a motorcycle assembling facility, a joint venture between ZPCS and Angelo Pereira’s Gellos Motorcycles at Harare Central Prison Workshops where he pledged government support to beef up the skills development and income-generating projects.

The project is capable of assembling ten durable, user-friendly, semi-off-road motorbikes per day with a consumption of one litre for every 60 kilometers and a tank capacity of 2.1 litres. The joint-venture will see trainee inmates and officers going for trade test and receiving certificates of competency from the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology upon successful completion of the training program

First Lady encourages inmates to consume traditional food

The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa took her Cookout Traditional Meal Competition to Marondera Female Open Prison where she encouraged inmates to consume traditional foodstuffs as part of the prison diet as it is nutritious, affordable and fends off diseases.

Amai Mnangagwa who is also the Patron of the Female Open Prison Foundation expressed optimism that after the competition the inmates would venture into different rehabilitation activities that would promote traditional foods  like mufushwa wenyemba, muboora, mudzvurwa,and traditional practices such as kukuya dovi using our traditional equipment like duri and guyo.

Mothers accompanied by babies in prison were encouraged to prepare African traditional porridge for their babies as in favour of some instant porridges.