Articles tagged 'food aid'

'Zanu PF hijacks food distribution in Uzumba' 21 July 2018 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF party is being accused of hijacking the distribution of food aid and farming inputs —to make sure opposition members in Mashonaland East's Uzumba constituency do not access them. Supporters of the MDC Alliance claimed that having hijacked the programme, Zanu PF offi...
Opposition 'denied' food aid in Chiwundura 27 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has been accused of withholding food aid from opposition members as part of forcing them to vote for their candidate in next month's Chiwundura by-election in the Midlands Province. However, Zanu PF has rubbished the allegations, maintaining that it is concentrating on retaini...
Bumper harvest not enough: WFP 10 April 2017 HARARE - A bumper harvest does not translate into food security for the country if storage facilities are not adequate, World Food Programme country director Eddie Rowe said. In an interview with the Daily News, Rowe said the country's storage facilities are either in poor shape or non-existen...
'Bumper harvest to stop aid politicisation' 16 February 2017 MUTARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said projected good harvests will undermine President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF's capacity to abuse poor rural voters by politicising food aid. Speaking to journalists after meeting church leaders, civic leaders and businesspeople here, the indefat...
Food aid graft worsens hunger 5 February 2017 HARARE - Rampant corruption in food aid is worsening the suffering of Zimbabweans hit by drought, a rights group has warned, with Zanu PF politicians allegedly sabotaging food distribution and giving it out where it was not needed to win support. Nearly five million Zimbabweans require food as...
'Zanu PF politicising food aid distribution' 14 January 2017 CHIMANIMANI - MDC women's assembly chairperson Lynette Karenyi has slammed government for partisan food distribution. This comes after five of MDC supporters were briefly detained by police for protesting against the politicisation of aid. Karenyi said the five were arrested at Hot Springs ...
'Zanu PF officials withhold food aid' 19 December 2016 HARARE - Scores of drought-stricken Zimbabweans are starving as Zanu PF provincial administrators are withholding food aid from China, Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira said. The minister told the just-ended Zanu PF annual conference in Masvingo last Friday that she was making efforts t...
Govt should address poverty 7 December 2016 HARARE - We are saddened by the government's, in its wisdom or lack of it, omission of the critical Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number one to end poverty by 2030 and just like most Zimbabweans, wonder why such an important objective is ignored. We are part of the United Nations (UN) fam...
'Zanu PF politicising aid in Chimanimani' 23 November 2016 CHIMANIMANI - Zimbabwe's ruling party has been accused of deliberately withholding aid from opposition supporters ahead of the Chimanimani National Assembly by-election. The by-election was called after the expulsion of former Zanu PF MP Munacho Mutezo for defecting to Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe ...
MP dares Mupfumira over partisan food distribution 30 October 2016 MUTARE - MDC's Mutasa Central MP, Trevor Saruwaka, has dared Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira to distribute food aid at his party's rally in Honde Valley this weekend. Saruwaka told the Daily News that he made the request after Mupfumira told legislators that she was against politicisa...
Agencies warn govt over food aid politicisation 25 October 2016 HARARE - Relief agencies working with government in developmental programmes including food aid — have warned they could suspend funding if there is lack of transparency in the distribution of resources which are meant for vulnerable groups. This comes as government has spiritedly batted away ...
'Street kids distributing food aid' 20 October 2016 HARARE - War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube, has sensationally claimed that street children have been roped in by shadowy elements in government to distribute food aid to starving citizens. Although Social welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira dismissed her colleagues' claims as false, Dube insist...
Vote Zanu PF or starve: Minister 16 October 2016 HARARE - Labour and Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira has controversially warned starving citizens in Norton that they risk missing out on food aid if they stay outside Zanu PF structures — all this coming days before the constituency holds a keenly-contested by-election. Mupfumira's co...
'US guards against food aid politicisation' 10 September 2016 HARARE - The United States (US) said it has “robust mechanisms” to ensure that its food aid to Zimbabwe is not subject to any form of political manipulation. This comes after an investigation by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) found that Zanu PF is the major perpetrator of food aid...
'Zanu PF politicising food aid' 8 September 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF is the major perpetrator of the politicisation of food aid in drought-stricken areas, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has said. The finding is on the back of an investigation by ZHRC in food insecure areas that include Bikita East, Buhera North, Mazowe Central, Muz...
Netherlands envoy warns Zim against politicising food aid 31 August 2016 HARARE - Netherlands ambassador to Zimbabwe Gera Sneller has warned the Zimbabwe government against politicising food aid. Sneller, who was speaking at the unveiling of a €3,5 million Oxfam drought response project, said humanitarian needs must be prioritised before involving other issues. ...
'US drought assistance surpasses $50m' 28 May 2016 HARARE - United States Agency for International Development (USaid) has so far contributed over $50 million towards alleviating hunger, which is threatening the livelihoods of at least five million people in Zimbabwe. Apart from assisting Zimbabweans with food aid, USaid is also working on bui...
Opposition members denied food aid 28 May 2016 HARARE - Villagers supporting opposition parties are being excluded from food aid distribution, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has revealed. In its April report, ZPP said the elderly and some vulnerable members of communities were going without food aid because of partisan distribution of re...
Zim food aid should not be politicised: UN 5 May 2016 HARARE - United nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has urged Zimbabwean authorities to put politics aside amid a worsening food crisis, saying the smattering of aid which has reached the impoverished country was making a difference. This comes after opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai ...
Chiefs deny politicising food aid 4 February 2014 MASVINGO - Chief Fortune Charumbira, president of the Chiefs Council, has denied allegations of politicisation of food aid by traditional leaders and Zanu PF. Speaking during the hand over of $4,2 million food aid by the Japanese Embassy at Sipambi Business Centre in Masvingo last Friday, Char...
Britain gives Zim £15m food aid 12 July 2013 HARARE - Britain will provide up to 35 million to help over two million of the world s poorest people survive a looming food crisis that is set to grip southern Africa, International Development minister Lynne Featherstone announced in Malawi. Rising food prices have combined with unpredictable w...