By Lizzie Mawarura
HARARE – The United Family International Church (UFIC) Charity Department head Rufaro Nyadembera on behalf of Prophets Emmanuel and Ruth Makandiwa donated top-of-the-range hospital equipment to Kadenge Rural Health Centre as well as tonnes of goods to Tanyaradzwa Children’s home in Murehwa last week.
Present at the occasion was Chief Mangwende and Murehwa’s ward 25 councillor Geshem Tandayi, village heads and people from the community. Tandayi thanked the church and took a swipe at church leaders who do not help the disadvantaged in line with biblical principles and yet claim to serve God.
“UFIC has risen and has managed to identify areas which need help,” he said. District nursing officer, Taizah Sithole, received medical equipment on behalf of the centre. Kadenge received two delivery beds, eight mattresses, drugs cabinet and six chairs.
“No-one has ever given us anything. Things are difficult and we are grateful that there are people who think of others,” said Sithole. She challenged the nurses to execute their duties well as equipment to do so is now available at the centre.
She also took the opportunity to highlight other areas that need attention like the waiting mothers’ shelter which needs renovations and equipment as well as the centre’s kitchen which needs to be reconstructed as it is in a shambles.
“The auto way pit needs to be built as well as the incinerator. This will go a long way towards the safe disposal of sharps which cause a health hazard if not properly disposed,” she said.
She said the donation goes a long way to curb the problem of high maternal mortality rate as many preferred to give birth at home because the centre did not have enough equipment. She hailed the prophets for putting others first especially the community.
Tanyaradzwa Children’s home received 2 tonnes of maize, 500 litres of cooking oil, 240 coffee mugs, 610kg sugar, 500kg rice, 200kg salt, 120 bars of washing soap, Kapenta, sanitary towels, clothes and kitchen utensils. Twenty elderly widows received food hampers. Daily News