Minister commissions Information Centre

Minister commissions Information Centre
Published: 23 July 2018
Provincial Affairs Minister Owen Ncube last week commissioned a Community Information Centre at Manoti Business Centre in Gokwe South.

The containerised information centre, which was constructed by Potraz at a cost of about $50 000, becomes only the second centre that offers postal and banking services in Gokwe.

In his speech during the official opening, Minister Ncube said besides free computer lessons, the information centre would also offer banking services, saving pensioners from travelling long distances to withdraw cash.

"The information centre will also offer banking services that will save our elderly from travelling more than 100 kilometres to Gokwe Centre to make withdrawals," he said.

Minister Ncube said the centre would offer computer lessons to the community, as well as other services like Internet, typing, printing and photocopying services.

"The whole of Lusulu, Binga, Manoti, Kana, Dzvuke, St Hughs will benefit from the services to be offered at the centre," he said.

"Students, teachers and the community at large will go there for computer lessons during holidays." Minister Ncube said the development was in tandem with President Mnangagwa's call of modernising the economy.

"President Mnangagwa during his last visit to Gokwe Centre, he emphasised on the need to modernise the economy. That is exactly what we are trying to implement through such programmes," said Minister Ncube.

He said gone were the days when Gokwe was regarded as a backward area. Minister Ncube also made a donation of more than 30 laptops to six schools in Gokwe. "These laptops will be used in schools so that when they are taught at the information centre, they go and implement what they are taught to type their examinations and do other tasks," he said.

Potraz projects officer in the director-general's office, Mr George Murehwi said the information centre was designed for rural areas and would have an Internet café, training room, mini post office and a mini bank for pensioners.
- the herald
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