Zimcare Trust, Jairos Jiri, Old Peoples Home and Kadoma Prison receive shot in the arm


Zimcare Trust Rubatsiro School, Jairos Jiri Kadoma, Kadoma Prison and the district’s Old Peoples Home received a shot in the arm on Friday after receiving donations in the form of aid and COVID-19 PPE. 

Zimcare Trust Rubatsiro School provides special training in which intellectually challenged children can be helped to develop their inherent skills and abilities while Jairos Jiri oversees a School for the Blind located 140 km west of Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city.

Zanu PF Kadoma District Co-ordinating Committee secretary for health Litten Chikowore, who made the donations to the three institutions, said he hoped his support would assist livelihoods during the tough Covid-19 period.

Chikowore donated 500kgs of maize to Zimcare Rubatsiro School, 500 kgs of maize to Jairos Jiri and 2000 surgical face masks to Kadoma Prison. 

The businessman also donated 500kgs of maize to Kadoma’s Old Peoples Home.

“This is not my first time assisting. It’s my way of giving back to my community, especially helping those who are less privileged. And as the DCC secretary for health, it’s also my obligation to step in wherever there is a need,” Chikowore said. 

The Kadoma businessman urged residents to continue to follow Covid-19 lockdown regulations. 

Faced with rising infections and deaths, President Emmerson Mnangagwa on June 29 introduced tough lockdown measures that included a dusk to dawn curfew and curbs on inter-city travel

“As the DCC secretary for health, I am filled with grief and pain at the havoc caused by this  pandemic called Covid-19. The disruption to business and loss of precious lives is immeasurable,” Chikowore said.

“In these trying times I urge every Zimbabwean to maintain social distance, wear a face mask and practice good hygiene all the time and foremost let’s get vaccinated. I feel honoured with the way Kadoma district is responding to the current lockdown not leaving the unwavering support from our DCC chairman Cde Langton Mabhanga. His timely updates and his stance in encouraging the district in reducing the cases of Covid-19. I also want to thank our DCC finance Leny Samhembere for his unwavering support and ensuring all our projects sail through without hindrance. I urge every citizen to stay safe and get vaccinated.”

As at 16 July 2021, Zimbabwe had 81 168 confirmed cases, including 51 139 recoveries and 2 520 deaths. 

To date, a total of 1 096 002 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

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