UFIC donates food, two boreholes to Chitown residents
By Staff Reporter
THE United Family International Church (UFIC) led by Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa last Friday came to the aid of Chitungwiza residents by drilling two boreholes as a measure to alleviate potable water availability challenges.
In the midst of Covid 19- pandemic, many residents in the town were were struggling to get potable water, with taps having gone dry more than three years ago, increasing their chances of contracting the virus.
In addition, over 1 350 households also received food hampers from the church’s charity arm, the Agape Family Care, founded and run by Prophetess Ruth Makandiwa.
The residents expressed their gratitude to the church for the groceries that have come at an opportune moment when they were facing livelihood challenges due to the Covid-19-induced lockdown.
Speaking during the handover ceremony last Friday at Unit J shops, UFIC spokesperson Pastor Prime Kufakunesu revealed that the church had responded to a request by Zengeza East legislator Goodrich Chimbaira.
“Despite having many other charity commitments, we are happy that our Mother Ruth Makandiwa, was able to help the people of Chitungwiza through giving out food hampers and the drilling of the two boreholes.
“It was upon the request that was made by Honourable Chimbaira last year that the boreholes were drilled,” he said.
Speaking at the same occasion guest of honour Minister of Child and Health Care Dr Obadiah Moyo applauded the church for the timely intervention and urged other stakeholders to come on board.
He also implored residents to observe the Covid-19 prevention measures that include social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitization of hands.
Chimbaira thanked the UFIC for the donations in his constituency.
“I am delighted with this kind of gesture, the church has actually come at the right time and saved lives by providing us with this precious liquid to the community.
“I have approached several people and organisations in my constituency but of them all, only Prophet Makandiwa has heeded my request,” he said.
The event was also graced by Chitungwiza Mayor Lovemore Maiko, Councillor Fungai Mugadzire and Chitungwiza Central Hospital chief executive Enoch Maida among others.