200k Masvingo households receive food aid
ABOUT 200 000 households in Masvingo province are now receiving food aid, a minister has said. The Government and NonGovernment Organisations (NGOs) started giving food to 36 000 more households at the beginning of this month, adding on to 147 000 households that were already receiving food aid in the province. About four million people are in need of food aid across the country.
In a statement, the Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs Cde Shuvai Mahofa said the Government will from this month distribute more food to vulnerable groups in the province considering that the need for food aid has increased as more households need assistance due to the drought.
The Minister hailed development partners for assisting the Government to provide food to those in need. She urged them to continue assisting those in need until the next harvest. Cde Mahofa said the Government and NGOs that include the World Food Programme (WFP), Care International, the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society, Plan International, Lutheran World Federation, Oxfam and Mwenezi Development Training Centre were assisting many drought stricken families in the province. — @walterbmswazie2
Cde Shuvai Mahofa