A Member of Parliament has implored the government to come up with measures that will help parents send their children back to school after the lockdown.
Beitbridge proportional representation legislator, Lisa Singo, said most people are informally employed, therefore parents without formal jobs will have challenges sending their children to school. She said:
My appeal as a community leader is for the Government to come up with a workable way to cushion parents from these hardships.
For instance, they may allow the pupils into class with parents being offered to make part payments to the schools to ensure they remain viable.
The other option will be the government carrying up a certain percentage of school fees on behalf of parents.
Singo added that the government should bail out those in the informal sector with initial capital to restock at the end of the lockdown period.