The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has pledged to work towards the improvement of service delivery in the health sector in Matabeleland South Province.
Amai Mnangagwa made the commitment during her maiden visit to the district as the First lady.
The visit provided an opportunity for the mother of the nation to hear firsthand accounts of heath challenges in the area when she visited Natisa Health Centre and Nhlangano Clinic in Matobo and Umzingwane respectively.
Matobo legislator, Cde Edgar Moyo updated the First Lady on the challenges in the district which have affected the health delivery system.
Cde Moyo also appealed to the First Lady to intervene so that Natisa health centre gets electricity connection, while revealing that seven years of trying to engage power utility company, ZESA have not yielded any positive results.
“Our challenges include idle infrastructure. There is also no electricity here and we cannot even use some of our equipment which is still packed,” said Cde Moyo.
The First Lady in turn promised to work with the Matobo community to ensure an improvement in the health delivery system.
“We have worked through Angel of Hope Foundation and many friends across the world to assist many communities. We will work together. This has nothing to do with political or religious affiliation” she said.
There were also beautiful surprises in the form of baby hampers for mothers who were waiting to deliver at Natisa health centre.
The community also received foodstuffs and other basic necessities for a child feeding programme handed over by the First Lady, with community health workers receiving bicycles which will enable them to carry out their duties.
At Nhlangano Clinic, the First Lady donated an assortment of medical supplies, hygienic kits for pregnant women, kits for new born babies and 40×25kgs of fortified porridge.
15 bicycles were also handed over to the district for use by community health workers.