kembo mohadi 01-06-11.pngThe Lotteries and Gaming Board which falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs has donated US$7 600 as assistance in respect of the 19 people who perished in the Mvurwi traffic accident and US$5 600 as funeral assistance for victims of the Rusape commuter omnibus accident which also claimed 16 lives yesterday.

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.

“The 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,” 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.

“It is essential that as a country we reflect and introspect on this challenge as the consequences of these accidents are too ghastly to contemplate,” 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.