In an interview with The Herald, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Deputy Minister Tapiwanashe Matangaidze said Government was distributing 11 000 tonnes of maize per month to support more than 200 000 households.
He said the households include those that had their crops destroyed by Cyclone Dineo and those in areas that received low rainfall and are naturally prone to drought. Said Matangaidze:
Government has started giving food to about 200 000 households that are still in need of food aid. We are giving them 11 000 tonnes of maize every month. It is important to note that the number of people in need of food aid in the country has dropped to close to a million from four million last year when the country grappled with an EL Nino-induced drought.