The construction of the new state-of-the-art Midlands State University (MSU) Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa School of Law campus and a Liberation Heritage Centre to be constructed in Kwekwe will cost $35 million, midlandsnews has established.
In an interview, Engineer Daniel Mckenzie whose company Ncube Burrows was tasked to do the designing and architectural considerations of the new campus, said the first phase of the construction project is expected to begin in March next year.
“The construction of a world class, state-of-the-art campus will surely go as planned and our expectations are that by the first quarter of 2019, we would be able to start the Phase 1 project of the construction. The fundraising golf tourney was just a preliminary to what will happen in Kwekwe,” said Dr McKenzie.
The new campus will accommodate students from the faculties of Law and Natural Resources Management and Agriculture.
MSU Vice Chancellor Professor Victor Ngonidzashe said their new campus in Kwekwe is expected to rejuvenate business operations in the Midlands mining city.
“This new campus will house, along the college motto, initially the faculty of Law and Natural Resources Management and Agriculture and we intend also to set up a research centre of immense prominence. So, we are hoping that like we did in Zvishavane and Gweru our presence in Kwekwe is going to set this city into a university town,” he said.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa who was the guest of honour and the university’s chancellor also donated a whooping $50 000 for the construction of the new campus.