john-nkomo.jpgActing President John Nkomo says there is need for all Zimbabweans to commit themselves to the national healing programme as it is meant to secure a better future for the children of the country.

Cde Nkomo was speaking during a donation of shoes for disadvantaged school-children in Matabeleland South province dubbed the “Shoes For National Healing” programme, held at St. Christopher’s Primary School in Gwanda on Friday.

 

Cde Nkomo stressed the need to include children in efforts aimed at bringing about peace and reconciliation in the country.

 

In extending the gratitude of the government to Nexus Global Serve and Samaritan Feet, for the donation which complements the national healing programme, Cde Nkomo said: “The initiative should encourage communities to emulate the noble gesture through identifying practical mechanisms of promoting reconciliation and national development.”

 

The province’s Governor and Resident Minister, Cde Angeline Masuku said development can only be achieved under peaceful conditions, hence the need to consolidate the existing tranquil environment.

 

Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister, Senator David Coltart, who was represented by the Provincial Education Director, Mrs Tumisang Thabela pledged the ministry’s commitment to inculcating a culture of giving and responsiveness towards the needs of those less fortunate in society.

 

The event was also attended by the co-Minister of the Organ of National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration, Sekai Holland and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Moses Mzila Ndlovu.

 

Nexus Global International works in 88 countries mobilising and distributing shoes as part of its peace-building programme.