Government has welcomed a move by a housing company in the country to help in the reconstruction of schools in Chimanimani saying the company’s goodwill will go a long way in serving the community.

Education is the key to life and with the destruction of schools due to Cyclone Idai, hope could have been lost but once again confidence has been bestowed in the Chimanimani people as a housing company has promised to build schools in the community for free.

Enhanced Mortgage and Housing (EMH) Africa pledged to rebuild schools in Chimanimani as part of their donations towards the victims of Cyclone Idai.

EMH Africa operations director Mr Felix Musewu thanked the government for allowing them to give back to the community through the reconstruction of schools in Chimanimani.

“We are grateful that the government has allowed us to go ahead and build schools in Chimanimani as a way of helping the affected,” he said.

Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Cde July Moyo thanked EMH Africa for their gesture and encouraged them to construct durable buildings as was emphasized by President Emmerson Mnangagwa during an address he gave when he visited Chimanimani cyclone victims.

“We thank you for your contribution we hope you will build durable buildings so that we will not have to face the same problem if another disaster comes. Just like what the President said we need to build durable buildings,” he said.

Meanwhile, African Sun Hotels donated blankets, sheets, bathing towels and food stuffs towards helping the cyclone victims.

“As African Sun we made a combined effort from all our hotels and were able to donate blankets, bathing towels, sheets and food stuffs. This is what we have managed so far to donate towards the affected communities,” said African Sun Limited sales and marketing director Tariro Ndebele.

Zimbabweans are indeed showing the spirit of Ubuntu as more donations continue to pour in to help those displaced by Cyclone Idai.