A delegation of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church led by their elder from Salt Lake City Utah, USA, Mr Neil Andersen says their church is committed to providing machinery and equipment to improve Zimbabwe’s health delivery system.
Mr Andersen was briefing journalists after meeting with Vice President Kembo Mohadi in Harare today.
Religious tolerance is a thriving principle in Zimbabwe that has seen churches work side by side with the government in the provision of social services through the construction of schools, hospitals and taking care of the needy.
“We are happy that we discussed a lot of things with the Vice President, areas in which we can help each other. After a request from the government we will see what we can do in providing some equipment for the health sector,” said Mr Anderson.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has also been working in the country in the provision of clean drinking water in some suburbs of Harare like Budiriro, Mufakose, Epworth and outside centres like Goromonzi and in parts of Muzarabani.
It was also involved with the Ministry of Health and Child Care in an immunisation programme and is now looking at a new phase of cooperation where it will build its fourth temple in Zimbabwe.
Vice President Mohadi said Zimbabwe welcomes church support in development programmes.
The Latter Day Saints leader’s delegation included the International Director Public Affairs Africa South East Ellis Myandu, Africa South East President Elder Joseph Sitati and others.