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    Shot in the arm for war victims in Masvingo
    TENDAI GUVAMOMBE
    MASVINGO-War victims living with disabilities in Masvingo Province are set to benefit from a cocktail of developmental projects to be unveiled by Zimbabwe War Victims Association (ZWVA).
    ZWVA Masvingo provincial chairperson Robert Makusha told The Mirror that a number of programmes have been lined up to benefit more than 6000 victims with varying disabilities suffered during the 1970s liberation war in the southern region.
     “ZWVA is a registered private voluntary organization with a mandate to assist war cadres who were injured during the liberation war. I can confirm that the organization has plans to launch various projects for the disadvantaged comrades in Masvingo depending with the nature of disability,” Makusha said.
    Makusha who survived a land mine blast had his left leg amputated after the attack reiterated that ZWVA as a development focused organization and is currently establishing a data base for war victims.
    He said they intend to embark on projects like cash crop farming, poultry, piggery and livestock production for their sustenance.
    ZWVA national spokesperson Collins Kasiya also confirmed the development saying the organization has been sourcing funds from Government and the corporate world for the welfare of its members.
    “We have the responsibility as an organization to war victims in all provinces and we are rolling out quite a number of projects in Masvingo Province to alleviate the plight of the war victims who were injured during the liberation war,” said Kasiya.




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