The Zimbabwean government requires US$200 million to rehabilitate infrastructure and relocate flood victims to new areas with development partners having chipped in with over US$25 million worth of assistance so far.

Commenting on the Sawudeni and Bhakamakuni resettlement areas in Tsholotsho which are earmarked for accommodating 290 families from Sipepa camp, the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Cde Saviour Kasukuwere says the government will start availing resources next week for construction work to begin thereby paving way for resettlement of the victims.

Government is grateful to the youths who are involved in the clearance and construction work at the new sites by members of the National Youth Service on a voluntary basis, says the Minister of Youth Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Cde Patrick Zhuwawo.

Cyclone Dineo which ravaged most parts of the country’s southern region left a trail of destruction, damaging infrastructure like roads and homes which resulted in thousands being left homeless.