Stanbic Bank in partnership with Plan International Zimbabwe has embarked on a project to build a mothers waiting home at Nyamuzuwe rural hospital in Mutoko district.
The bank through its Chief Executive , Mr Josh Tapambgwa donated US$100 000 dollars for the project.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony, the guest of honour who is the acting Provincial Medical Director Dr Admire Kuretu who read a speech on behalf of the Provincial Minister, Cde Musabayana said in this new political dispensation the government is fully behind such projects which reduces maternal deaths for expecting mothers.
The County Director for Plan International, Mr William Mutero emphasised on the need for the local community to take full responsibility of the home once it is finished and also discouraged young people on child pregnancies.
Speaker after speaker praised the good gesture shown by the bank and its partner in coming up with such a project that would help reduce maternal deaths in the area.
On a side line interview with the Deputy director of reproductive health in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Mrs Margaret Nyandoro expressed her gratitude towards the project.
“Stanbic Bank has done a good job that will save many expecting mothers and their babies,” she said.
She also said she is pleased with Mashonaland East province in as far as maternal health is concerned since the provinces was doing well in preventing maternal deaths.
Among the dignitaries who graced the event was Chief Mutoko, Mutoko RDC Council chairman, Mutoko RDC C.E.O, acting Provincial Administrator, District Medical Director, District health workers and several senior managers and staff from Stanbic bank, its implementing partner Plan International Zimbabwe and several people from the local community.