brazil-flagg.jpgGovernment says the South-South co-operation that developing countries have engaged in is beginning to bear fruits as evidenced by the level of support the country is receiving from friendly nations such as Brazil.


The remarks were made by Local Government, Rural and Urban Development Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo in Harare while receiving equipment, machinery and a vehicle worthy over US$50 000 from the Brazilian Embassy. The equipment was donated to the department of Civil Protection Unit.


Dr Chombo said, “We are happy with the South – South cooperation which has already stared bearing fruit. What we are witnessing here today is yet another result of the relationship which we cherish.”


The Charge de Affairs of the Brazilian Embassy Cleiton Schenkel expressed his country’s commitment to continue assisting the country in times of need.


“As the Brazilian embassy we are happy to assist the country in any situation. We hope that this generous donation will help the victims of the flood,” said Schenkel.


The four by four vehicle which was availed to the Civil Protection department will be used to access the vulnerable and marginalised communities in the remote parts during emergencies such as floods.