Junta bars aid as crackdown intensifies


HARARE 
The Robert Mugabe regime has warned the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in the country to halt operations of aid distribution because it belieevres they are working with the MDC.

Mugabe sidekick Ignatius Chombo said NGOs were driving an anti-Mugabe agenda by distributing food in local communities.

NGOs should not interfere in the politics of Zimbabwe and neither should they dictate the pace of politics at the local level. We want to remind all NGJunta bars aid as crackdown intensifies

HARARE 

The Robert Mugabe regime has warned the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in the country to halt operations of aid distribution because it belieevres they are working with the MDC.

Mugabe sidekick Ignatius Chombo said NGOs were driving an anti-Mugabe agenda by distributing food in local communities.

NGOs should not interfere in the politics of Zimbabwe and neither should they dictate the pace of politics at the local level. We want to remind all NGOs that such behaviour is not acceptable, he said.

Chombo also added that it was up to the government to approve who got aid in rural and urban areas.

It is instructive for NGOs who wish to enter urban or rural district council areas to ensure that they secure express written authority from the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare as a prerequisite for approaching local authorities, he said.

In all past elections, The Zimbabwean government has distributed food only to its loyal supporters, whilst those suspected to be pro-opposition were starved.



Os that such behaviour is not acceptable, he said.

Chombo also added that it was up to the government to approve who got aid in rural and urban areas.

It is instructive for NGOs who wish to enter urban or rural district council areas to ensure that they secure express written authority from the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare as a prerequisite for approaching local authorities, he said.

In all past elections, The Zimbabwean government has distributed food only to its loyal supporters, whilst those suspected to be pro-opposition were starved.



Post published in: News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *