President Mnangagwa, who is also the chancellor of Great Zimbabwe University, commended the University for launching the first Campus Radio station in the country whilst highlighting that this is a major milestone in the capacitation of State Universities. The President said this in his speech at the commisioning of GZU textile factory and laying of foundation stone, after capping 4779 at a virtual ceremony induced by the prevailing COVID-19 protocols.
‘ The University is also applauded for the establishment of the very first university campus radio in the country. The Great Zimbabwe University Campus Radio station will therefore go a long way in offering broadcasting and information services to the surrounding communities,’ President Mnangagwa said.
The Campus radio is offering a hands on approach to students as most of the journalism students are employed at the station. ‘Our media, regardless of ownership must be a vehicle that gives impetus and momentum to our national development agenda as we accelerate the achievement of vision 2030, and entrench constitutionalism, democracy and the rule of law,’ he said. The private media is Zimbabwe has often been accused of sacrificing the national agenda as they pander to the interests of their owners. ‘I further urge all types of media to play their part in nation building, and the inculcation of unity, love and hard honest work,’ the President further urged.