As part of measures to accelerate recovery and finalise the relocation of people displaced by Cyclone Idai, the Zimbabwean government is set to commence the allocation of housing stands at West End Farm in Bumba.
Local Government and Public Works Minister July Moyo last week said every family due for relocation should be allotted a stand before March 17, the second anniversary of the date most of them moved into makeshift tents.
Moyo sought speedy distribution during the launch for the provision of temporary shelters for internally displaced persons by the International Organisation for Migration at Bumba Primary school.
Six hundred and seventy-four prefabricated structures are being provided by IOM to benefit all the persons displaced by the cyclone.
He said the initiative by IOM marks a major milestone in the recovery programme for internally displaced persons and was a show of the commitment by the Government and its partners to help the victims find closure.
Last year, the Department of Public Works started construction of an initial batch of 20 permanent houses now nearing completion at West End farm. After Treasury released $44 million in December, immediate work commenced on another set of 55 permanent houses.
IOM national officer for capacity building and advocacy Mr Gideon Madera, who was representing the chief of Mission Mr Mario Lito Malanca, commended Government for taking giant strides in assisting the recovery and reconstruction in communities affected by cyclone Idai.
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