The introduction of a funeral cover for Dangamvura and Chikanga residents in Mutare is set to ease the burden for many families.

The funeral cover introduced by the legislator for the Dangamvura-Chikanga Constituency, Cde Esau Mupfumi is set to see 160 families benefitting in the initial phase.

Residents of Dangamvura said this is a positive development which will see them being able to meet the burials of their loved ones without any financial burden.

Cde Mupfumi said the move is one of the many ways he has introduced in order to make the lives of the people in his constituency more bearable.

He noted that in many instances, people have had to contribute in order to facilitate for the burial of their loved ones.

The event also saw the legislator handing over cooking utensils, plates as well as cups that will be used in the event of a funeral.

Under the facility, the next of kin will also receive $1 000, a coffin as well as transportation to assist with the burial.