Let's help other flood victims

EDITOR — I thank all those doing the good work for the victims of the Tokwe-Mukorsi disaster.

Although government is still not as active as it should, donations have been forthcoming from the corporate world, NGOs and other individuals. We hope to see more aid coming to these homeless people as well as a speedy relocation process for them to resume their lives.

However, while this has been a positive response to the disaster,let us also not forget communities displaced by floods in other places like Muzarabani.

The corporate world and NGOs also need to bring some aid to these displaced people. It seems because Tokwe-Mukorsi has been

declared a national disaster, all attention and efforts are being directed there at the expense of other communities equally in need of that same aid.

Please, let us also come to the aid of these people before it is too late, they are also Zimbabwean citizens and as such deserve aid.

There are other places such as Masvingo Province where rains have caused havoc, destroying not only crops in the fields but also

accommodation and road networks which are prohibiting children from going to school hence these people need our help as they are in dire need of aid.

It is also our responsibility to raise awareness on the plight of our fellow countrymen to international donors so that their needs may be met. We should also pray  for them without ceasing, encouraging them to be strong in order to overcome these difficult times.

The government should also craft policies that seeks to avert such national disasters in future. This may include among others ideas, engaging in awareness campaigns educating citizens in low-lying areas on ways to evert such calamities and environmental conservation methods.

Moreover, government should mobilise and allocate funds to resettle villagers displaced by floods or those in areas prone to floods.


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