The Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ) has pledged resources for humanitarian assistance towards post Cyclone Idai road infrastructure reconstruction efforts in Chimanimani and Chipinge.

Following the call by President Emmerson Mnangagwa for Zimbabweans to unite towards contributing to communities affected by Cyclone Idai, UCAZ has mobilised resources towards road infrastructure reconstruction.

The effects of the horrific damage are visible for all and while government is doing all it can to restore road infrastructure, as UCAZ, we will also join the restoration drive by supplying plant and equipment, says the association president Mr Josiah Makombe.

“We have heeded the call and some local authorities have made available bulldozers, front end loaders and tipper trucks,” he said.

The UCAZ leader also beseeched government to relocate people who have illegally settled in wetlands saying they are putting themselves in danger.

“In the event of heavy rains and flooding such as what was experienced in Chimanimani and Chipinge there is high possibility of loss of life and destruction of property,” said Mr Makombe.

Among the items pledged are two bulldozers, three front end loaders, ten tipper trucks, three dozers and $3000.