Amalima programmes to end in July

Recipients of socio-economic assets under the USAID funded Amalima programme in Gwanda district have been urged to put the infrastructure to good use and mitigate effects of climate change. The Amalima programme has been running for the past seven years in Gwanda, Bulilima and Mangwe districts with a goal to reduce stunted growth and build resilience among communities in the drought prone province of Matabeleland south.

In July this year, the programme comes to end having had a positive impact in various communities through the construction and rehabilitation of dams, refurbishment of dip tanks as well as establishment of solar powered nutrition gardens and irrigation schemes.

Speaking at the handover of tools and materials that were used in the construction of assets to beneficiaries, Gwanda district manager for the Amalima programme, Mr Absolom Ncube said they are satisfied with what they have achieved in the province.

Gwanda district co-ordinator, Ms Kileboni Ndou urged beneficiaries of the programme to jealously guard their socio–economic assets to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The Amalima programme that also benefited Tsholotsho district in Matabeleland north was funded to the tune of 45 million United States dollars.