The government is set to partner with some mining companies to repair roads and bridges destroyed by floods.
This was revealed by the Minister of Mines and Mining Development Cde Walter Chidhakwa during a handover ceremony of humanitarian aid to flood victims in Zvishavane and Mberengwa district by Mimosa Mine.
Minister Chidhakwa says the incessant rains that pounded most parts of the country left a trail of destruction especially on the country’s infrastructure such as roads and bridges and the government has decided to partner with mining companies to repair some of the damaged infrastructure.
Cde Chidhakwa was speaking at the handover ceremony of blankets, groceries and other assortment of goods which were donated to flood victims by Mimosa Mine.
In Mberengwa more than 30 school children have failed to return home from school since the 22nd of February because of floods that affected three major bridges along Mwanezi river cutting off communities from schools and clinics.
Mberengwa District Administrator Mr White Nkomah said the situation in the area is still dire and there is urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
Midlands Minister of State Cde Jason Machaya thanked the mining company for its kind gesture while the mine’s executive chairman Mr Winston Chitando pledged continued support for the affected communities.
The platinum mine donated 20 tonnes of maize, three tonnes matemba, 10 tonnes chunks, potatoes, blankets and groceries for 400 families among other items.