Government says it is fully committed to provide a safety net for vulnerable groups and has put in place strategies within its 100 day plan to ensure the positive transformation of lives of the underprivileged.
The new look Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare said it has put in place mechanisms to ensure it protects vulnerable communities.
Labour and Social Welfare Minister Cde Petronella Kagonye disclosed during a tour of Hupenyu Hutsva Children’s Home in Highfield Harare that the focus area of her ministry’s 100 day plan is hinged on capacitating key institutions such as the National Employment Services Department, setting up of a disability board and unveiling strategies to empower pensioners, widows, orphans and vulnerable children.
Hupenyu Hutsva Children’s Home received an assortment of groceries, books, uniforms and school shoes from Fundo Trust while the Ministry of Labour chipped in with bedding linen and other goods.
Fundo Trust said it is committed to assisting marginalised groups hence its donation while Hupenyu Hutsva administrators commended the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and Fundo Trust for a timely intervention.
Hupenyu Hutsva Children’s Home protects children from broken homes and provides primary education facilities, clothing and accommodation.
The home secures places for the children’s secondary education in neighbouring communities.