The Zimbabwe Energy Workers Union has recently donated building materials to five families in Tsholotsho after they were hit by floods in this year’s heavy rains.
The donations which included a door, a window frame, four bags of cement and five roofing sheets for each family were made to Honorable Cain Matema, Minister of State for Matabeleland North, at a ceremony in Tsholotsho.
ZEWU president, Mrs. Angeline Chitambo, made the presentation.
This donation marks Zimbabwe Energy Workers Union’s second donation since the start of the year. Early this year they donated books, pencils, pens, footballs and netballs to pupils, victims of the Tokwe-Mukorsi floods.
Hon. Cain Matema appreciated the kind and crucial gesture made by the union. He told the people at the ceremony that, “. . . the donation would go a long way in alleviating the plight of villagers.”
He further hailed ZEWU for participation in programs that have a positive effect on the community and described the intervention as timely.
Mrs Chitambo was accompanied by ZEWU vice president Mike Steemer Ndlovu, national executive members for Bulawayo, Lindiwe Nyoni, Present Chile, Costa Ndlovu as well as the Bulawayo branch chairperson Zimangele Mpanyimo and secretary, Zibusiso Ndhlovu.
ZEWU general secretary Mr Martin Chikuni and his assistant, Mr Mbonisi Sibanda, were also present as the secretariat at the ceremony.
Mrs Chitambo said, “While our primary role is to advance the interests and defend the rights of workers we cannot ignore the misfortunes that befall those whom we live together with in our society. We are a responsible organization and it is within the values of our organization that we involve ourselves in alleviating suffering in situations like this.”
The families thanked the ZEWU president and her team.