Cowdray Park South District Dorcas Donates Food Containers to Khami Prisons

Minister Ncube handing over the donated stuff to Prison Officers

The Dorcas community services of Cowdray Park South District under West Zimbabwe Conference donated 50 food containers, 1000 plates and 1000 cups to Khami Maximum Prisons.

The donation is meant to ensure that prisoners do not share plates to mitigate against the spread of Covid-19.

“This donation is in line with the current practices and requirements meant to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic by ensuring that each inmate has his own plate and other utensils”, said Bulawayo Provincial Affairs and Devolution Minister Judith Ncube during the handover ceremony.

The Adventist church believes that cleanliness is next to Godliness, therefore it seeks to promote a healthy life style.

The move to make this donation was prompted by the visits which were made by the Dorcas Society where a relationship was created with prison officers and inmates. It was at this point that the Chaplain informed them of the need of a baptism pit, soccer kit, plates and food containers to be used for dishing food.

“The Government of Zimbabwe recognises the work being done by SDA in our communities and partnering with prisons in their endeavour to promote healthy lifestyles for inmates. On behalf of HIS Excellency, the President Cde ED Mnangagwa and on my own behalf I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to the SDA Church for these initiatives and efforts made by the Adventist women, most of whom are far away but their hearts are with us here in Zimbabwe, more so at Khami prison,” added Ncube.

The Adventist church through its various departments has in the past worked with prisons, in any initiatives that seek to change lives of prisoners and also help them integrate back to the community even after prison.

Pastor Bongani Ndlovu, Youth and Chaplaincy Director at Zimbabwe West Union Conference encouraged everyone to never lose hope and remain firm in the Lord, as his promises were true.



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