Rushinga Handover Ceremony


The Zimbabwe mine action community witnessed a remarkable step towards the 2025 goal on Friday 26 July 2019 at Ganganyama Primary School down in Rushinga where the Hon Minister Defence and War Veterans Affairs Cde Oppa Chamu Zvipange Muchinguri-Kashiri officially handed over 5.38 km2 to the Mashonaland Central Min of state and Devolution Affairs Cde Monica Mavhunga. Hon Min Muchinguri-Kashiri thanked the HALO Trust for the great work they are doing in Mash Central Province. She implored the beneficiaries to effectively utilize the land which has always been lying idle so as to develop their area as well as improve their lives. She promised that the Government of Zimbabwe would prioritize developing these areas which were lagging behind in terms of development due to presence of mines by engaging willing players to invest in the area. The local community was very happy to have been relieved from the day to day risks they would while going through their daily chores. Ganganyama Primary School with a catchment spanning into Mozambique is situated 100 m from the formerly mined area. This made it a real danger to school children some of whom had to cross the mined areas from Mozambique to get to school. The local chief, Chief Rusambo thanked the government for prioritizing his area and also the HALO Trust for the great work. Much appreciation goes to HALO Trust men and women as well as the donors who made the day a possibility and continue to pursue the 2025 target. Click here to view the Video of the Speech by the  Hon Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs Cde Oppa Chamu Zvipange Muchinguri-Kashiri.




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