Binga flood victims thank government for relief support

By ZBC Reporter
VICTIMS of the Binga floods who received relief supplies have expressed gratitude to the government for assisting them during their most desperate hour of need.
Some 181 families were affected and 34 homes destroyed, the supplies which included food, clothing, water and tent equipment came just when they were needed most.
Matabeleland North Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Richard Moyo said Government was committed to addressing the plight of the victims.
‘It is the government’s priority to ensure the disturbed families and individuals’ lives are quickly restored to normalcy. The government will make sure that all affected families are assisted,” he said.
A place in Nsenga has been identified for temporary relocation of those whose homes were destroyed. Organisations that include the Department of Civil Protection, the Zimbabwe National Water Authority and other key government ministries have all been part of the intervention efforts.
People of Nsungwale village under Chief Sinakoma in Binga, this Monday woke up to massive destruction and flooded homes due to incessant rainfall.
The Binga District Civil Protection Committee had to activate a disaster response system as a large number of people in the area experienced severe destruction of property.
According to reports from the Binga District Civil Protection Committee, Nandobe Bridge has also been swept away following the flash floods making some of the affected parts inaccessible.