At a ceremony presided by His Excellency President and HIT Chancellor Dr E.D Mnangagwa on the announcement of the 2022 Performance Evaluation Results and the signing of Performance Contracts for senior public service officials for the Fiscal Year 2023 at State House on the 16th of March 2022, the Harare Institute of Technology’s (HIT) Vice Chancellor Dr Engineer Quinton Chamunorwa Kanhukamwe was the overall best performing head of Government Institution after excelling beyond expectation after meeting his targets.
Dr Engr Q.C Kanhukamwe was appointed Chairman of the Harare Institute of Technology Transformation Committee in February 2003 by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education to setup and craft a roadmap for HIT to become a degree awarding institution.
He was subsequently, installed as the First Vice Chancellor of the Harare Institute of Technology by the former President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe on Thursday 23 October 2014 at the University campus in Belvedere, Harare. The Harare Institute of Technology was established in 2005 and was entrusted with the mandate to develop, incubate, transfer and commercialize technology, develop highly skilled technical human capital through programmes that focus on the designing, production and maintenance technology with an underlying entrepreneurial and innovation for the rapid industrialisation of Zimbabwe. Since its inception, the Institute has lived up to its mandate through purposive research and commercialisation, which has positively impacted communities.
Upon his installment, Vice Chancellor Kanhukamwe pledged his commitment to lead the Harare Institute of Technology and propel it to greater heights in the quest to live and achieve the Institutional mandate of developing, incubating, transferring and commercialising technology, developing highly skilled technical human capital through programmes that focus on the designing, production and maintenance technology with an underlying entrepreneurial and innovation for the rapid industrialisation of Zimbabwe as articulated by Government.