Flood victims narrate their ordeal

Habakkuk Trust recently visited Bulilima families who lost their property and shelter after their homes collapsed due to heavy rains. Twelve families living close to Ngwala Dam in Bulilima Ward 8 were left stranded following a lengthy spell of heavy rains which hit the District and resulted in the collapse of…

Residents engage council on refuse collection 

Refuse collection has emerged as an issue of concern in Bulawayo, a city that was once perceived as the cleanest in the country. Heaps of solid waste have sprung all over the City.  Habakkuk Trust Community Advocates in Mpopoma suburb have since approached the City Council over failed adherence to…

SHOT IN THE ARM FOR SONTALA COMMUNITY

by Blondie Ndebele Sontala Community in Matobo Ward 12 recently received a donation of cement towards the construction of a clinic. The idea of having a clinic in the community was mooted over 4 years ago at a public meeting organized by Habakkuk Trust where villagers lamented the number of…

Climate crisis worsens wildlife invasions in Bulilima

by Dumisani Ncube National Parks officials gunned down three buffalos in Bulilima District yesterday in a bid to drive them away from human settlements. Buffalos herd reportedly numbering over a 100, invaded Makhulela, Huwana, and Khame areas and have been roaming close to human settlements for the past three days. Parks officials…

Communities exercise self-governance in the face of Covid-19

by Dumisani Ncube Rural communities in Matabeleland have taken it upon themselves to curb the increase in imported cases arising from illegal returnees. The issue of border jumpers making illegal entry into the country without undergoing screening and testing has been a cause of concern in recent weeks. Habakkuk Trust…

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Check out the latest edition of the Voice of Habakkuk Trust. The newsletter gives an insight into Climate change issues and how communities in various parts of Matabeleland are adapting.

Community strategies to reduce spread of Covid-19

by Blondie Ndebele Mbuya village in Matobo Ward 19 recently convened a meeting to discuss community strategies of preventing the spread of the novel Coronavirus in their community. The decision to have local Covid-19 preventative measures comes at a time when the country is experiencing a surge in local transmissions…

Illegal returnees to fuel local transmissions

by Blondie Ndebele Communities living along the Zimbabwe-Botswana boundary line are living in fear of the implosion of the novel Coronavirus as the number of illegal returnees in those areas continues to increase. The illegal entry points in Matobo and Bulilima Districts may result in the unchecked community spread of…