The Sunday Mail
Senator Chief Nechombo of Mashonaland East Province recently donated hampers of groceries to the elderly in Chidye, Mutoko.
The donation was made during the commemorations to mark the United Nation’s Day of Elder Person, observed on October 1. The celebrations ran under the them: “Rudo, Rudairo neTariro”.
Senator Chief Nechombo said commemorations provided a platform to celebrate their parents.
“The old people’s day came as a result of the desire of a cultural value of appreciating the good which our parents have done for us, so we took an initiative that we should honor our parents and celebrate them especially in their old ages and at a time when they need us most.
“As people we should know that most of our blessings come from our parents so by honouring them brings a lot of blessings,” he said.
National Age Network of Zimbabwe national co-ordinator, Marck Chikauza, applauded Chief Nechombo for coming up with the initiative of helping the elderly people.
“We really appreciate Chief Nechombo’s efforts of helping the old age. This is what we expect from all chiefs because traditionally they have what they call Zunde raMambo which isused to help the less fortunate and older people and we are hoping that all chiefs around the country will imitate such good initiatives,” he said.
The commemorations which were also attended by Members of Parliament from Mashonaland East saw several traditional dances being performed at the event.