Don’t Arrest Drug Users says local CSO

FOLLOWING the recent announcement by Harare Metropolitan Province Minister, Mr Tafdzwa Muguti that government will be arresting and jailing drug users, a local Civil Society Organisation  (CSO), the Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network(ZCLDN) has called on government to find alternative ways of dealing with the matter. By Staff Reporter The ZCLDN advocates for safer and less harmful ways of using drugs in those who use rather than criminalization of drug and substance abuse. ZCLDN in a statement said jailing drug users was not the solution. For starters, the utterances…

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5.4 percent of Zim Households received Govt COVID-19 social assistance: Survey

Approximately 5.4 percent of Zimbabwean households received Government social protection assistance in the form of COVID-19 cash transfers, 3.3 percent got food and grain assistance, as well as the Government public works programme between 2020 and 2022 the Zimbabwe Statistical Agency (Zimstat) said in a survey report. By Kudakwashe Pembere Zimstat conducted a Rapid PICES Monitoring Telephone Survey is based on Poverty, Income, Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (PICES) from July 2020 to August 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic created an urgent need for timely statistics to help monitor and mitigate the…

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