Responding to allegations made by politician and former Zanu-PF member, Temba Mliswa that government is distributing food aid on a partisan basis in Norton, Welfare Minister, Prisca Mupfumira revealed that Unicef was not involved in the vulnerability assessment and grain distribution to food insecure households.
In her response she said,
The Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has therefore, noted with concern, false allegations from some individuals suggesting that Unicef is collaborating with the ruling party in the distribution of grain in the Norton constituency. Government wishes to declare categorically that Unicef is not involved in food distribution under the Food Deficit Mitigation Programme.
She said Unicef was only involved with Government in matters relating to child protection through the implementation of the National Action Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (NAP for OVC).