Vic Falls community commended for collaboration in Covid-19 fight

By ZBC Reporter

THE Government has applauded the Victoria Falls community for collaborating in the fight against COVID-19 and its related challenges as evidenced by the ongoing community feeding programme and food for work initiative.

The Victoria Falls COVID-19 Taskforce has since the outbreak of the global pandemic demonstrated the power of collaborative efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister, Professor Paul Mavhima who on Friday handed over thirty tonnes of mealie meal to the task force, said public and private sector collaborations remain critical in dealing with the socio-economic challenges brought about by the pandemic.

“We really appreciate the work that is being done by the Victoria Falls community. You have shown the rest of the country the power of collaborative effort in the fight against the challenges brought about by the global pandemic.”

A representative of the Victoria Falls COVID-19 Taskforce, Mr Cozmore Fungulani said many families in the resort town remain food insecure and applauded government for the generous donation.

“On behalf of the Victoria Falls Covid-19 Taskforce l would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the support you continue to give us and for the donation that you have just extended to the community of Victoria Falls.”

The cabinet minister had a chance to tour the Victoria Falls quarantine and isolation centres which were refurbished courtesy of contributions from the tourism industry.

Due to the loss of income as a result of the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector, many families in the border town are in need of food aid.

The re-opening of the tourism industry has however brought a glimmer of hope for a return to normalcy.