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Gokwe celebrates long-serving headmaster

Gokwe celebrates long-serving headmaster

Gokwe businessman Oren Rukwava and the Njelele community in Gokwe South District recently joined hands and held a retirement party for a top civil servant who spent 33-years in the service of nurturing talents in the community.

Colatee Zvome served the local school Sengwa Primary school for 33-years and had seen several people who included Rukwava developing into a fully fledged businessman.

Rukwava described Zvome as a hard-working and dedicated civil servant who contributed a lot to the development of Sengwa Primary School and the community at large through his dedication and commitment.

The Njelele community also described Zvome who ended his career as deputy headmaster as a dedicated worker who was results-oriented and contributed immensely to the development of the school through his various initiatives.

“His commitment and good administration qualities saw the school improving the pass rate from as low as 9%  to more than 50%,” said Shepherd Makumbira, community member.

“His work ethic and commitment is something that can not be matched by anyone.”

Rukwava told Zim Morning Post that he would take opportunities to initiate public lecture to the working class about the importance of retirement planning.

“When a lot of people retire they will not have planned for life after retirement so as part of my corporate social responsibility l saw it fit to invite specialists to help the workers to properly plan for their future after retirement,” Rukwava said.

The public lecture on retirement planning focused more on the importance of planning in preparation for transition from being a civil servant and being a retired individual.

Zvome said thanked Rukwava’s initiative saying he was excited and grateful for the retirement party which came as a surprise to him.

“I feel very much proud and honored to have served Sengwa Primary School, results are there to prove how dedicated I was and committed to the development of the community,” Zvome said.

Zvome is now a full-time farmer specializing in horticulture production and he is also the vice board chairperson for Farmers In Action Cooperative Society, a legally registered farmers Cooperative that represents smallholder farmer groups in Gokwe South District.

The event was attended by ministry of primary and secondary education officials, business leaders and community leaders in Gokwe.

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