flooding.jpgThe Civil Protection Unit (CPU) is soon going to review the disaster management policy as it has become outdated and no longer matches with international policies.

The current legislation and policy on disaster management which has been in operation since 1992 is said to have become outdated.

CPU director, Mr. Madzudzo Pawadyira said they are looking at re-energising the act and include prerogatives such as water, food, health and emergency.

Mr. Pawadyira said the review is also due to the fact that there are developments happening around the globe and the Zimbabwean policy should be upgraded and be in tandem with world policies on disaster and risk management.

“Proactive measures are going to be taken on board in this policy review and we are going to ensure that this policy is going to be all inclusive,” said Mr. Pawadyira.

Meanwhile, a team of students from Northumbria University in Bangladesh which was in the country on an exchange programme with Bindura University of Science and Technology had the chance to study and assess Muzarabani’s perennial flooding problems.