Fidze greets Masvingo Urban Ward 7 Cllr Richard Musekiwa at the launch of the Christmas Cheer Fund
City of Masvingo mayor Hubert Fidze on Wednesday, October 18, launched the Mayor's Christmas Cheer Fund 2017 as part of efforts to mobilise resources to give to the disadvantaged this festive season.
The fund is customary fundraising initiative which is designed to mobilise resources that are then distributed to the elderly, the poor, the disabled and disadvantaged children towards Christmas.
Last year, the fund raised some US$7 015 which was donated to such charities as Copota school for the blind, Alpha Cottages children's home, Association for the Visually Handicapped, Pioneer Trust, Masvingo General Hospital and Mucheke Old People's Home.
Fidze made a passionate plea to the public to show generosity to the less fortunate members of the community.
"Like I have done over the previous years, I am making an appeal to the business community and individuals to give the less fortunate people in our community a reason to smile this festive season," Fidze said.
He also took the opportunity to urge residents to serve water saying at the moment, council was not only able to pump 30 mega litres of water per day against an average daily consumption requirement of 48 mega litres.local