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Makambe Community Set To Build A Mortuary

By Titos Makondo

CHIREDZI South’s Makambe Community has gone baritone on arrangements to building a mortuary to cater for Chikombedzi and the entire constituency.

This was announced by the diasporan Makambe native Luckson Kandira, one of the forerunners of Makambe As One Funeral Group (MAOFM): created by Makambe locals based in South Africa, to assisting one another in the occurrence of death, mainly in diaspora.

Kandira said the bold idea was born after realisation that in the event of death, many are bound to rush the burial of their deceased loved ones due to lack of mortuaries in their proximity, resulting in off budget.

He said, “A mortuary is a necessity to the community because the one we have at Chikombedzi mission hospital can be correlated to a hole-in-a-wall, with a nominal carrying capacity of less than twelve heads.”

“Seeing the impacts of morgue deficit on our routine, l thought it would benefit the whole constituency if we could cooperate and construct a community mortuary in Makambe, to supplement to the one we have.”

Encouraging locals to stand up and be the builders of their communities, he said, “Gone are the days we used to fold hands as spectators expecting spoon feeding from Roman Catholic Church – This time we are going to meet half way with our benefactors.”

While asking the locals, home and away, for keeping donations pouring, Kandiya also exposed that a pro active committee was set to put everything in place and making sure the construction process begin ASAP.

He added that the mortuary will be designed to operate through solar system as electricity challenges is yet another trouble in Makambe and Chikombedzi areas.

The Treaurer of MAOFM Taonga Matimba who described himself as one among those wishing to see Chikombedzi developing said he will support every step of the particular program wholeheartedly.

Matimba said lack of morgues is indeed a quagmire in Chiredzi South, adding that he has seen the need of building one from past incident.”When one of our close passed away recently, we couldn’t find a space for our deceased at Chikombedzi mortuary as it was full.”

“We had no other alternative except for hastening the burial, which costed us an arm and a leg as all the processes were conducted under pressure and before the arrival of other family fellows,” Matimba reflected.

Scores of locals have received this helluva plan with great joy saying they are ready to contributing to the development of their communities.

A resident of Cross 11, Chikombedzi, Donnel Nyathi said, ” l support the idea of a mortuary, it’s an antidote to the community’s morgue scarcity and it will generate income that can be used on other projects.”

Contact the following for donations: Luckson Kandira on +27 627 679 610 and Taonga Matimba on + 27 786 266 605.

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