Africa University Receives Love Offering for a Sports Complex and Breaks Ground
Africa University received a love offering from the Baltimore Washington Conference, and officially broke ground for a new Sports Complex on June 10 2016. Bishop Marcus Matthews, led the delegation from the Baltimore Washington Conference to Africa University. The Annual Conference handed over the love offering, which amounts to USD. 300 000.00 to Africa University Chancellor, Bishop Professor David Yemba and Vice Chancellor, Professor Munashe Furusa, at a colourful ceremony attended by staff and students.
The love offering, in honour of Bishop Matthews' 42 years of service in the Ministry of the United Methodist Church, comes at a time when Bishop Matthews has just retired as Bishop. Bishop Matthews, expressed sincere gratitude to his Annual Conference for honouring him in such a way. He expressed great confidence in the project affirming that, the seed planted through the love offering would receive watering, cultivation and ultimately, fruition.
Vice Chancellor of Africa University, Professor Munashe Furusa expressed deep gratitude to the Baltimore Washington Conference for the love offering. He said, the Sports Complex would most certainly enhance student life on campus. Member of the Africa University Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, Dr. Maggie Jackson, emphasised that not only will the Sports Complex enhance the lives of students on campus, it will also create an opportunity to nurture sporting talents in many students and help them realise their dreams of establishing successful careers in sport.
Once complete, the fitness center is expected to provide a variety of sporting activities. The facility is expected to further increase Africa University's competitiveness over other Universities, internationally.