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Zimbabwe Parliamentarians Call for Divine Intervention to Address Climate Change Challenges

Sheillah Chikomo, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Staff Reporter, 

Harare, Zimbabwe – In a recent Parliamentary session, lawmakers urged the government to seek divine intervention to address the devastating effects of climate change, including food and water scarcity, desertification, extreme weather conditions, and environmental degradation.

Honorable Sheilla Chikomo, Member of Parliament for Mwenezi East Constituency, emphasized the need for the government to find ways to communicate with the Creator and ancestors to resolve the nation’s struggles. “In the past, our ancestors had ways of conveying messages to the Creator, such as brewing beer during droughts or seeking guidance from sacred places during times of crisis. What is our generation doing to seek God’s intervention?” Chikomo asked.

Chikomo further queried, “We experienced a drought this year, what prayers have we offered to prevent another one? We face disease outbreaks and a weak currency, what is the government doing to seek God’s intervention?”

The Parliament also urged the government to develop environment conservation policies for sustainable livelihoods for future generations, as the world commemorated the Desertification and Drought Day on June 17th.

The call for divine intervention comes as Zimbabwe, like many Sub-Saharan African countries, grapples with the severe impacts of climate change, highlighting the need for innovative solutions to address these pressing national issues.


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