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Mnangagwa lied on Trump's US$2.5 million

by Mandla Ndlovu
08 Apr 2019 at 10:46hrs | Views
President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently told residents of Manicaland that America's President Donald Trump sent his Ambassador to meet him and handover US$2.5 million.

Contrary to Mnangagwa's statement, the US$2.5 million contribution includes more than 2,000 metric tons of U.S. in-kind sorghum, vegetable oil, and fortified cereals that were prepositioned from USAID's warehouse in Durban, South Africa.

The contribution was provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace.

USAID will work through the World Food Programme (WFP) to distribute the food assistance to approximately 133,000 individuals affected by the cyclone in Chimanimani and Chipinge districts.

WFP Country Director Eddie Rowe stated: "This timely contribution from USAID is key in meeting the immediate food needs of the people who are still battling to recover from the catastrophic impact of Cyclone Idai, and support early recovery efforts as they start to rebuild their lives."

Mnangagwa had told the residents that the money was a sign that Zimbabwe's relations with the superpower are slowly changing for the better.

However, a search on the USAID website shows that USAID has been pouring large sums of money to support development in the country since it opened its office.

Source - Byo24News