The Government says it has delivered foodstuffs, blankets, clothing and other essential supplies to families that were affected by hailstorms which hit various parts of the country on 23-24 April.
Speaking during a post Cabinet briefing Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the violent storms affected people in Matabeleland North, Midlands and Masvingo provinces. Said Mutsvangwa:
Cabinet received an update report on the latest weather-induced calamities which affected some rural communities in Matabeleland North, Mashonaland West and Masvingo Provinces, as presented by the Minister of Local Government and Public Works, Honourable July Moyo.
Cabinet is informing the nation that as climate change increases the incidence of weather-induced calamities, violent hailstorms destroyed homes, schools and clinics as well as roads and bridges during the weekend of 23-24 April 2022.
No injuries to persons have been reported, but the affected households lost grain, foodstuffs, blankets, clothing and other vital supplies.
The affected areas included Nkayi in Matabeleland North Province, Gokwe North in Midlands Province, and Gutu in Masvingo Province.
The Ministry of Local Government and Public Works, through the Civil Protection Unit, immediately responded to the disaster and delivered foodstuffs, blankets, clothing and other essential supplies to the affected households and Government Agencies.
The situation is being continuously monitored in order to ensure appropriate levels of support to communities as they rebuild the infrastructure in their respective localities.