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Create A 'Government Relief Fund' To Cater For COVID-19 Patients - Chamisa

4 years agoThu, 16 Apr 2020 14:45:49 GMT
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Create A 'Government Relief Fund' To Cater For COVID-19 Patients - Chamisa

MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has urged the government to provide monetary support to individuals and families affected by the coronavirus.

Speaking in a live broadcast on Wednesday, Chamisa said the funds should be sourced from the surplus that has been declared by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube from government’s 2% tax. He said:

Those who are tested and confirmed positive must get a form of financial support for a month while they fight and the deceased family a government relief fund for their beneficiaries.

Bereaved families need a Government Relief Fund for the beneficiaries so that we are able to create a social safety net.

Cushioning citizens from economic distress and speed up the roll-out of humanitarian support is vital. We must put in place social protection nets.

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Chamisa added that the government should ensure that the assistance is availed to people irrespective of political affiliation.

The MDC Alliance leader’s statement came at a time when Zimbabwe has recorded 23 coronavirus cases, with millions facing hunger that has been exacerbated by the 21-day lockdown.

More: NewZimbabwe.com

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