It was a pleasure this time around to find the same area clean; no vendors, no student queues, no munchers and thankfully enough, no garbage! Instead when I queried where and what the students were eating, I was directed to the new Student Union Building where there is a tiny kitchen outlet tucked in front of a three-isle tuckshop.
When I asked what was offered, they said there was a choice between rice and chicken, sadza and tripe or rice and sausage. I went for the rice and chicken. It only cost a $1 and it was packed in a small styrofoam plate and was a combination of rice, chicken and coleslaw.You can also buy a warm meat pie. The taste of the rice dish was very bland. Not surprising, as it is food that is mass produced and sold at a very affordable price for a student. It was still filling though, and may I add that this is a much healthier option to have food prepared in a registered canteen where health officials have access; rather than exposing students to typhoid and other bacterial deseases if they buy food off the street.
The University of Zimbabwe underwent major challenges when water was shut down campuswide some few years ago. However, it seems these problems are now under control and now the residences are functional plus one can obtain food on campus. Congratulations to the UZ for restoring the health conditions. This, from what I see, appears to still be an ongoing operation to improve conditions. I hope their administration can continue to work hard to restore the university to the world class institution it once was.