donations alone not enough’
Zanu PF national political commissar Rtd Lt Gen Engelbert Rugeje last week urged
well-wishers to do more than just donating food and clothing to Cyclone Idai
victims, saying the people needed to be helped to build better homes.
Chiredzi North during a tour of Ward 24 where many families were left homeless
by the raging cyclone, Rugeje said villagers needed to be helped to get proper
building materials for them to construct strong houses.
eleven children lost their main bedroom house while other tiny houses were
flooded with water and the family currently shelters in those two tiny houses.
building materials so that they will be able to construct proper and strong
houses. This disaster is just the beginning; more disasters of this kind will
come us so we need to prepare ourselves by constructing strong houses,”
minimum specifications that must be followed when rural houses are constructed.
standards on housing construction. Obviously, it will be difficult for the
less-privileged due to economic stresses but government will do something to help
them. We as a party are superior to the government so we will dictate the pace.
Rural communities should be helped to modernise their structures in order to
save the nation from continued loss of life due natural disasters,” said
cooling oil, 180 kilograms mealie meal, 20 kilograms rice, 29 kilograms sugar,
12 litres Mazoe juice and 12×500ml Vaseline which was shared among 10 families
that were affected by the cyclone.
in Chiredzi North though no life was lost.