The University recently purchased vehicles and motorcycles meant to aid operations at the University farm, Innovation Hub, Goat Breeding project and some departments. The vehicles which include two brand new Nissan NP300 Hard-body single cabs, a Mazda BT50 double cab, two tri-cycles and five motor-cycles were handed over to the recipients by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Mwenje at an official handover ceremony which was held on 25 January 2020 at the Main Campus.
Speaking at the occasion, Professor Mwenje announced that the two new single cab trucks which were added to the University’s fleet of vehicles were purchased with proceeds from the Sanitiser Production Plant. The Plant is being headed by Professor Courtie Mahamadi, the Director of the Research and Postgraduate Centre.
Furthermore, some of our customers request for door-to-door delivery of our products, and the ability to do so more effectively will certainly boost our sales,” said Professor Mahamadi. Handing over the Goat Breeding project vehicle to Professor Innocent Nyakudya (the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences), Professor Mwenje said that he hoped the project was also going to add value to the University when the time comes. The University Goat Breeding Project focuses on the production and storage of goat semen for artificial insemination. This move is expected to improve goats in terms of size and genetics. The University Innovation Hub on the other hand houses a number of units including a Sanitiser and Household Chemicals Plant as well as a Protective Clothing Manufacturing chamber.
Also present at the occasion was the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Wilson Parawira; the Registrar, Mr Majaure Neusu; Deans; Directors and other members of staff.