GWERU – The Gweru Catholic Diocese last week hosted a fundraising dinner that was aimed at raising money to refurbish dilapidated infrastructure for Roman Catholic-run schools and health institutions in the province.
Addressing stakeholders during the dinner, Gweru Diocese Bishop Rudolph Nyandoro said more than ten facilities need urgent renovations as they are in very bad conditions.
“As the Roman Catholic Church, we want to take a leading role in self-reliance and bring people in the church and those outside to be at the forefront in providing essential services to people. As such, we are holding a fundraising dinner to raise money so that we can renovate some of our institutions which are in bad shapes.
“We don’t have a targeted amount of money to be raised, any amount raised here is going to be channeled towards the refurbishment of these facilities which include Zhombe hospital in Kwekwe, Hozheri Clinic in Lalapanzi, Serima Clinic in Gutu, St Theresa in Hama and Muwonde Hospital,” said Bishop Nyandoro.
He added that the dinner was going to be followed by a golf tournament and the proceeds will be used to install solar power at educational facilities as well as mortuaries under the Diocese.
“Some of the health facilities are being overwhelmed by growing population hence they need to be refurbished.
“This fundraising dinner is followed by a golf tournament and family fun day to be held on November 4, 2023 at Gweru Golf Club as another fundraising event,” he said.