3 December 2018
THIRTY ONE Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service officers graduated with certificates in Management and Leadership Development course in Correctional Service.
Guest of honour, Commissioner General Paradzai ZImondi said training is an integral part of human resource development programme in almost all organisations.
“A robust organisational staff training and development programme ensures that employees have consistent experience and background knowledge relevant to the basic policies and procedures to be followed as well as expectations.
“In spite of the fact that training employees costs time, money and materials, it should be remembered that all those costs go towards an important investment. I am therefore pleased to note that the ZPCS saw it fit to invest in staff by running such an important training programme,” he said.
He said the programme was designed to provide trainees with appropriate and necessary knowledge and skills that facilitate and promote change that is reliable with international best practices in prison management.
“the programme was therefore designed to equip the trainees in their capacity as the ZPCS Middle Managers with the appropriate and necessary knowledge and skills that help in both facilitating and promoting the change that is consistent with the international best practices in prison management.
“I am happy to note that you covered the critical areas that prepared you to proffer competent solutions to any possible challenges that you might encounter during the course of your duties; as well as offering you with higher and wider opportunities in the service,’ he said.
The Commissioner General urged officers to remain focused on their duties as they went back to their provinces and work stations.
“To the graduands, as you go to your respective provinces and work stations, I urge you to remain focused on your duties as Prisons and Correctional Officers, and also carry the message of the ZPCS’s new correctional thrust to other officers for the betterment of the organisation,” he said.