Saturday, September 08, 2007

Zimbabwe Vice-President Joice Mujuru Leaves For Visit to Revolutionary Cuba

VP Mujuru leaves for Cuba

Zimbabwe Herald Reporter

Vice President Joice Mujuru left Harare yesterday for a three-day official visit to Cuba on a mission to further strengthen relations between Havana and Harare and explore areas of new co-operation.

Cde Mujuru was accompanied by Government ministers, senior Zanu-PF and Government officials. During the visit, Vice President Mujuru and her delegation will meet their Cuban counterparts to explore areas of further co-operation.

Zimbabwe and Cuba enjoy good relations and Havana has been helping Harare with doctors who work in Government hospitals, particularly in the rural areas.

Soon after independence, Cuba trained thousands of Zimbabwean mathematics and science teachers under a government-to-government deal.

When Cuba could no longer fund the programme because of the biting sanctions the United States had imposed on Havana, Government transferred the programme to Zimbabwe resulting in the birth of the Bindura University of Science Education, which the Cubans have been assisting.

Cuban professors are expected soon at BUSE in a development which Vice Chancellor Professor Sam Tswana said would help the university fill the gap left by Zimbabweans who are leaving for other jobs in the Sadc region, overseas and the private sector.

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