Food distributions for those affected by tropical Cyclone Idai are underway in Chimanimani with the government emphasizing that it will not leave its people to starve during these trying times.
Minister of Defence and War Veterans Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has reiterated that the government will ensure that those affected by Cyclone Idai will get enough food provisions and medical assistance.
While addressing the affected who were receiving food aid in Chimanimani, Minister Muchinguri-Kashiri urged Zimbabweans to remain united through these trying times.
“It is government’s responsibility to ensure that everyone is taken care of. No one will be left to struggle at this time. The President is saying we should remain united and if we are united everything will go well for us. Let us stay away from negativity and let us be hopeful of a better future,” she said.
Chimanimani east legislator Cde Joshua Sacco urged the people of Manicaland to remain united and work with the government towards the rebuilding of their community.
“What is left for us to do now is to work with the government to rebuild our community and we should remain united as we move forward. As the government we have an obligation to make sure people have medical supplies as well as food,” he said.
Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri visited Chimanimani in the company of other government officials that include Minister of Lands, Agriculture, water, climate and Rural Resettlement Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrence Shiri and Minister of State for Manicaland Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba.