The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Wed­nes­day, July 27, 1966 — The need to sup­ply food to African chil­dren in many tribal ar­eas is still acute, said the pres­i­dent of the Bu­l­awayo branch of the National Coun­cil of Women, Miss Estelle Weather­hogg, in her an­nual re­port yes­ter­day.

NCW’s part in the Chil­dren of the Drought cam­paign was the year’s ma­jor project, she said.

At the start the branch raised £200 in cash and more than £350 worth of goods.

They fol­lowed up by open­ing a de­pot for con­tri­bu­tions, which they dis­trib­uted to mis­sions in the hunger ar­eas.

‘’The po­si­tion in these ar­eas is still acute, and I do hope we shall be able to con­tinue help­ing them for as long as they need it,’’ she said.

She thanked the pub­lic, es­pe­cially school­child­ren, for gen­er­ous help, and thanked an in­dus­tri­al­ist, Mr J Paite, for rent-free premises for their de­pot.

Sub-coun­cils of the branch (the non-Euro­pean women’s coun­cils) con­tin­ued to flour­ish in spite of dif­fi­cul­ties.

“We are proud of the way in which they up­hold the ideals of the NCW,’’ Miss Weather­hogg said.

“I am de­lighted they are now recog­nised in their own right. At the be­gin­ning of this year the town man­ager of Lu­veve sought the ad­vice of our Lu­veve sub-coun­cil on im­prove­ments to the fa­cil­i­ties of Lu­veve.

“The sug­ges­tions put for­ward by the ladies were most con­struc­tive. I con­grat­u­late them on the sta­tus they have ob­tained in their com­mu­nity.’’

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