United Kingdom based Zimbabweans who trace their roots back to Masvingo province recently handed over a consignment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Ngomahuru Psychiatric Hospital in an effort to cushion the institution from the spread of Covid-19.
The donation that was presented to Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs and Devolution Ezra Chadzamira by Chief Neromwe included hundreds of face masks and face shields that will be shared amongst inmates.
Delivering a speech during the handover ceremony at Benjamin Burombo building, Chief Neromwe said the group of diasporians strives to see the province excelling in all aspects.
“Such a gesture will not end here, this is surely a start to many as we are determined to see Masvingo strive.
“The guys have promised to do their best with the resources that they have so that when they come back to Zimbabwe they find the province at a more advanced stage. It is also their wish to see others engaging in these kind of gestures,” said Neromwe.
In his acceptance speech, Chadzamira expressed gratitude and said this gesture is in line with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s mandate of engagement and re-engagement.
“We are very happy for such a donation from the UK diaspora Agricultural Engagement organization as it upholds the mandate of engagement and re-engagement.
“What they have done is so profound and thoughtful as they have considered the needs of the marginalized groups such as the mentally challenged,” said Chadzamira.
Masvingo Provincial Medical Director, Amadeus Shamhu also applauded the donation and promised that every single piece of the PPE will be accounted for.
“This is a relief for the institution, although we are yet to ascertain the number of the PPE, we know it will go a long way in covering up for the shortage and we will account for all of it and make sure they all arrive at the hospital,” said Shamhu.
UK Diaspora Agricultural Engagement is an organization made up of Masvingo residents living in the United Kingdom and their main objective is to aid and help Masvingo through philanthropic work.