Gvt Scaling Up Distribution Of Grain In Drought Hit Midlands

Gokwe South district administrator Mr. Steward Gwatirinda has said that their maize distribution initiative now covers all families in Gokwe rural wards.

Gwatirinda said that the programme initially targeted the vulnerable sector such as widows, the disabled, child-headed families and the elderly. He said:

We have now scaled up the distribution of maize to cover all the 33 rural wards. Each family receives a 50kg bag of maize on monthly basis at their nearest points of collection and without paying anything.

The rural authority is working with responsible Government departments such as Agritex and Department of Social Welfare in the distribution process.

Gokwe is among the regions in the country that have been hard hit by drought. Several organisations have called upon sympathisers to assist Zimbabwe with food as they project starvation.


More: The Herald

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