Zimbabwe hands over pledged grain to Mozambique

By Josephine Mugiyo

ZIMBABWE’s top diplomat in Mozambique, Ambassador Victor Matemadanda has officially handed over grain that was pledged by the Zimbabwean government for terrorism victims in Cabo Delgado.

The insurgency in Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique has led to destabilisation with thousands of families facing food shortages.
When he visited Mozambique on February 12, President Mnangagwa pledged to donate 1000 metric tonnes of grain to his counterpart, President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique.

This Wednesday, Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Mozambique, Ambassador Victor Matemadanda officially handed over the grain.

The donation was received by Luisa Meque, the National Institute for Disaster Risk Management and Reduction.

Ambassador Matemadanda noted that despite Zimbabwe facing its challenges, it has stepped in to help a neighbouring county in need.

“As a county we have shown leadership and we know what is supposed to be done,” said Ambassador Matemadanda.

Ambassador Matemadanda also highlighted that President Mnangagwa’s visit resulted in several business proposals being discussed.

“When the President was in Mozambique a lot was discussed. It is time we call upon our entrepreneurs,” he said.

At a recent SADC summit held in Malawi, the block decided to extend the mission in Cabo Delgado to allow Mozambique to rebuild its infrastructure.