The government has pledged to continue rolling out relief programmes in Cyclone Idai affected areas in Manicaland, given the intensity of damage of infrastructure, especially in Chimanimani and Chipinge.

This was said by Industry and Commerce Deputy Minister, Cde Raj Modi after visiting Ngangu and Kopa where he donated various goods to cyclone survivors.

Accompanied by his family and friends, Cde Modi visited the hardest-hit areas of Ngangu and Kopa in Chimanimani where he reiterated the government’s commitment towards reconstruction and bringing relief to the affected people.

“I have personally travelled from Bulawayo to get the full picture on the ground and I am happy that the government is continuing with relief efforts,” he said.

Meanwhile, it was all smiles at Dzingire Primary School as almost all students received student packs comprising of satchels, books and sanitary wear for female students.

Survivors of Cyclone Idai also received assorted groceries while a few lucky ones were given portable stoves.

Most parts of Chimaninani are now accessible by road, making it easy to reach survivors with relief material.