Zim, Rwanda ink professionals exchange MoU
Zimbabwe and Rwanda signed a memorandum of agreement Monday that would see the two countries exchange educational people and experience.
The two nations have great bilateral connections, and the most recent exchange focuses on safeguarding nationals from unethical and unfair recruiting methods in other countries.
Professor Paul Mavima, Minister of Public Service, Labour, and Social Welfare, headed the Zimbabwean delegation and signed on behalf of the government, while Rwanda was represented by Dr Valentine Uwamariya, Minister of Education.
“The signing of the MoU allows both our nations to shield our people from the perils of unethical and unfair recruiting practices that today characterize the recruitment of human capital across borders and overseas labor markets in general,” Minister Prof Mavima stated.
“Because human capital development is critical to delivering on both the Agenda 2063 Vision and the aspirations of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, this partnership provides an opportunity for both Zimbabwe and Rwanda to play a significant role in advancing the ideals of our continent as encapsulated in the continental development frameworks.”
“I am pleased that our Memorandum of Understanding contains comprehensive provisions that ingrain decent work principles throughout the entire process of exchanging personnel and expertise, including critical issues in labor migration such as non-discrimination and portability of social security benefits,” said Minister Mavima.
“I have no doubt that this Memorandum of Understanding will serve as a model for good practice throughout the African continent and beyond.”
“In that regard, let me compliment the technical authorities of both nations on a well-crafted agreement.”
Both parties intend to cooperate on the speedy formation of the Joint Recruitment Committee and the Joint Technical Committee in order to assist the quick implementation of the MoU.
“We trust that delays and bureaucratic inertia will not be permitted to stand in the way of the quick implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding we signed today.”
“There is room for us to develop further collaboration between our two nations in numerous areas of competence.”
Prof Mavima praised President Mnangagwa and President Paul Kagame for their capable leadership.
Dr. Uwamariya was pleased with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding and expressed confidence that the agreed provisions will be implemented soon to the advantage of all parties concerned.
“The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding represents a significant milestone in Rwanda and Zimbabwe’s cooperation.”
“The MoU would also allow Rwanda to engage Zimbabwean instructors and lecturers to teach at the faculty of medicine and health sciences,” Dr Uwamariya said.
Zimbabwe’s health system has received international acclaim for its handling of the Covid-19 outbreak, and locally educated health workers are in in demand worldwide.