River Valley Properties Chief Executive Officer and Gweru land developer Dr Smelly Dube continues the fight against covid 19 through donating 5000 food hampers since the beginning of the lockdown to the less privileged and various members of the community.
The food hampers included 20kg mealie meal cooking, oil washing soap, tea bags and meat among other goodies to alleviate the burden of members of the community during the covid19 lock down and ensure food security.
Speaking at the event the award winning Gweru business woman said although they had donated 5000 hampers to date they were going to continue donating more food hampers for the benefit of the society to members of the community.
“Today marks the day were we have reached 5000 hampers that we have disbursed since the beginning of the lockdown and we intend to reach 20 000 food hampers or more,” she said.
Dr Dube said the fight against covid 19 also included food security as people could not survive without food during the lockdown.
“As River Valley Properties the problems of the less fortunate and the vulnerable are also ours to bear hence we are going fight against the covid 19 pandemic through supplying you with 20kg of mealie meal and other basic grocery goods every month. To avoid gathering in public places we will deliver the food hampers at your door step every month until things get a bit stable,” she said.
Meanwhile one of the beneficiaries, George Mahwende applauded River Valley Properties for the donations saying that it was not easy for someone to provide for them.
“I thank the Lord for what River Valley Properties has done today and I was surprised when I received the phone call to come and receive my groceries,” he said.
“I could not believe it. I have come a long way with River Valley Properties and I used to work here I am happy and grateful for all that has happened today,” he said.
Dr Dube has invested enormously in properties and has also been recognised as one of the greatest women in land property development where she has assisted a lot of vulnerable people.
She has also received various awards and in 2018 at the Women’s Business and Leadership Awards she walked away with various accolades including the life time achievements awards and philanthropist of the year award.