Speaking at the handover ceremony of two cheques worth US$13 200 to the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development, Co-Minister of Home Affairs, Cde Kembo Mohadi, implored commuter omnibus drivers to exercise extreme caution to prevent unnecessary loss of lives.
â€œThe extension of moneys to the bereaved by the Ministry of Home Affairs through the Lotteries and Gaming Fund is necessary relief that such disasters should be accorded,â€ said Cde Mohadi.
Upon receiving the money, the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development, Cde Ignatius Chombo, said it is disturbing to note that in spite of numerous concerted efforts to put to an end the carnages, they are actually on the increase and claiming more lives and leaving hundreds others traumatised and maimed.
â€œIt is essential that as a country we reflect and introspect on this challenge as the consequences of these accidents are too ghastly to contemplate,â€ added Minister Chombo.
Within a space of one week, the country has witnessed two horrific road accidents which have claimed more than 30 people.
In Zimbabwe, statistics show that the month of August records the highest number of fatal accidents.