Development Aid from People to People handed over foodstuffs worth $10 000 to families affected by floods in Mbire District in Mashonaland Central Province. The food stuffs which included mealie meal, sugar beans and cooking oil were handed over to the most vulnerable groups which included children and the elderly.
Speaking at the handover ceremony guest of honor Mashonaland Central Province resident Minister Cde Martin Dinha said the food assistance comes at a time when families in the district have been suffering from the effects of the floods. He commended DAPP Zimbabwe’s people to people approach saying working together for the betterment of humanity should be a universal agenda.
Speaking at the same occasion DAPP Zimbabwe Country Director Mr Luckson Soda said DAPP has been an all weather friend to the Zimbabwean government and its people adding that disaster response is part of DAPP’s pillars. He added that since 1980 DAPP has concentrated its efforts to equipping communities with the necessary skills to foster development in their own areas and as such will work with the affected people in Mbire to rebuild their community.
Mbire District, Mashonaland Central Province experienced floods in January 2015, resulting in 327 homesteads being destroyed and over 1000 people being displaced .