Environment, Water, and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri has revealed that the government has set up an Earthquake Committee saying the country was now regarded as highly vulnerable across the globe.
The committee consists of:
- Dr. Dumisani Hlatywayo
- Dr. Teddy Zengeni
- Mr. Tatenda Kwangwari
- Dr. Vunganai Midzi and
- Mrs. Rebecca Manzou.
Said Minister Muchinguri-Kashiri:
We are gathered here to interrogate and come up with scientifically backed answers as to why Zimbabwe has been frequently experiencing earthquakes.
My ministry has been inundated with queries and request for these answers and this is because my ministry through the Meteorological Services Department is responsible for monitoring and advising the Government on matters relating to earthquakes.
Our search for answers lies with the academia, research institutions and other relevant Government departments to look deeper into the issue of earthquakes in the country.
The findings of this research will help us in improving our knowledge on the sources and effects of earthquakes affecting us.The study will help in the mitigation of seismic hazards.