21 September 2018
Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, July Moyo, has hailed the Grain Miller Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) after the association donated 30 tonnes of food to help fight cholera.
This donation follows the association’s handover of 200 000 litres of treated water to Glen View and Budiriro residents on Tuesday.
Yesterday’s donation included 10 tonnes of mealie-meal, five tonnes of rice and 5 000 loaves of bread.
“The donation will go a long way to assist those affected by cholera, I further extend my appreciation to GMAZ for always promptly responding to our appeal for assistance even during the drought period of 2016\17.
‘This demonstration of patriotism and corporate social responsibility is worth emulating,” he said.
Min Moyo urged the corporate organisations to follow the example set by GMAZ.
“I want to assure you that the donated food stuffs will be given to the intended beneficiaries in a transparent manner for accountability purposes,” he added.
GMAZ chairman Tafadzwa Musarara expressed concern over the cholera outbreak.
“The milling industry is grieved with the current cholera outbreak and our prayers are with the families that have lost their loved ones, we join President Mnangangwa in combating this menace.
“Today we have brought our initial donation of assorted consignment of food stuff to the people affected by cholera,” said Musarara.