The Gweru City Council (GCC) has established several temporary shelters for residents who may be affected by floods following incessant rains across Zimbabwe’s third-largest city over the past few weeks.
In a public notice, City of Gweru Acting Town Clerk Vakai Douglas Chikwekwe warned residents of Mkoba 4 (Dewa Road), Tinshell suburb, Woodlands, Mtapa, Nashville, Ascot Extension, among other areas, to evacuate to the centres. He said:
The City of Gweru would like to advise residents, clients and stakeholders residing in Mkoba 4(Dewa Road), Tinshell suburb, Woodlands, Mtapa, Nashville, Ascot Extension and other areas that due to persistent rains flooding may occur.
Hence, we encourage affected residents to evacuate to the following temporary shelters:
Senga Training Centre
Mpumelelo Primary School
Takwirira Primary School
Budiriro Primary School
Matongo Primary School
Ascot Beer Hall
Senga Beer Hall