ZPCS Officers Urged to be Innovative

Sharon Chigeza


MUTARE- Seventy-eight prison officers throughout the province were last week conferred
with senior officers’ badges and challenged to play their part in the country’s quest towards
achieving an upper middle income economy by 2030.
The 78 Manicaland province officers were drawn from Chipinge Prison, Little Kraal, Mutare
Remand Prison and regional office and were conferred with badges of rank from
Superintendent up to the lowest rank of Correctional Officer Grade 2.
Twenty-one females were promoted with two of them occupying the high rank of being
Principal Correctional Officers.
Togarepi Chagwiza working in the legal department at the Manicaland regional office was
the only one who was promoted to the senior rank of Superintendent.
Two officers were promoted to the rank of Chief Correctional Officers, 17 officers to
Principal Correctional Officers, 16 officers to Assistant Principal Correctional Officers, 29
officers to Correctional Officers Grade 3 and 13 officers to Correctional Officers Grade 2.
Presiding over by the conferment, Officer Commanding Manicaland province Commissioner
Spetosomusa Chinobva on behalf of The Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Prisons
and Correctional Services (ZPCS) Commissioner General Moses Chihobvu said prison
officers should play their part in the country’s quest for an improved quality of life for all
people as they improvised new strategies as an organisation to meet set goals.
“Your elevation to such ranks and senior positions comes with responsibilities and
accountability especially the Commissioned Officers of the Superintendent and Chief
Correctional Officers’ level. You have been promoted at a time when the organisation is on
an accelerated drive to meet our set goals.
“This implies that you have more responsibilities that require renewed energy and strategies
for you to effectively and judiciously perform your new functions and roles as expected and
“The ZPCS should play its part in the country’s quest for an improved quality of life for all
people in the country no matter the circumstances. It is also of paramount importance that
you bear in mind that these new ranks and positions should ensure that you will be working
for the same brand, and a united front is all you can give the organisation in an effort to bring
the best quality results, he said.
As the service is on overdrive to meet set goals, he challenged the officers to be hardworking
and innovative and promote a good image for the organisation.

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