The government has applauded YAFM and Mimosa for partnering through radio awareness programmes that inform, educate and mobilise the community to get vaccinated against covid-19.
In a speech read on his behalf during the Palawani Lakeside Resort launch at Palawani dam near Zvishavane, Minister of State for Midlands province Senator Larry Mavima said the station has become the voice of the Great Dyke and even beyond as its reception extends to parts of Masvingo and Matabeleland South provinces.
“The celebrations come after the station enhanced its coverage in the Midlands. It is now rated as the second most popular station in the province according to the latest ZAMPS survey.
“The station has also partnered the province in the publicizing and promotion of business opportunities and investment through the radio programme, Midlands- Heart of the Great Dyke. It has indeed become the voice of the Great Dyke and even beyond as its reception extends to parts of Masvingo and Matabeleland South provinces.
“The station has also hosted multimedia webinars, which I was privileged to be invited and attend. The webinars invite experts to educate the community about covid-19 and encourage people to get vaccinated.
“I would like to commend YAFM and the broadcasters for a job well done as Zvishavane is moving faster towards herd immunity than other districts. So keep up the good work and continue to shine,” he said.
Meanwhile, as of 26 September 2021, Zimbabwe had 129 625 confirmed covid-19 cases including 122 249 recoveries and 4 604 deaths. To date, a total of 3 037 013 people have received the first dose while 2 197 331 have received the second dose.
As of 22 September, 45851 from Zvishavane received their first Covid 19 first doses while 33898 have received their second doses.