Emergency relief for Hwange flash floods victims

By ZBC Reporter
Victoria Falls tourism industry mobilise emergency relief goods for Hwange floods victims
The Victoria Falls tourism industry has mobilised relief aid for families affected by the recent flash floods in some parts of Hwange.
A total of 25 families are still camped at Hwange Colliery Company Guest House which was identified as a temporary relief centre for the flood victims while 4 more families are at a Cinderella Community Hall.
The families are in need for essentials which include stationery for school going children, linen, food and clothes.
Touched by the plight of the victims, the Victoria Falls tourism industry has come to the rescue of the affected families.
“As a tourism industry we are mobilising goods which will be donated to the floods victims. As part of the donation we have linen, food and stationery which will be handed over to the affected families,” said Mr Arnold Musonza the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe Victoria Falls Chairperson.
Matabeleland North Minister of State, Richard Moyo expressed gratitude to the tourism sector and all those who have participated in the evacuation process.
“As a province we are so grateful for the support that we received during the evacuation efforts and the ongoing moves by different stakeholders who include the Victoria Falls tourism industry to donate goods to the affected families,” he said.
The coal-mining town’s drainage system was overwhelmed after a heavy downpour which was experienced on Saturday.
Hwange Colliery Company has since deployed resources towards clearing of the drainage around the mining town.