GWANDA North MP Madodana Sibanda (Zanu PF) has set a record after he clinched a deal with a local funeral company that will see all members of his constituency getting funeral cover at a nominal fee of $5 per month for each family.
Addressing mourners at Dambashoko village in his constituency last Thursday, Sibanda said he had engaged Nyaradzo Funeral Services to provide decent burial with each family contributing $5 per month, while he paid the balance of $1 per family each month.
“I have signed an agreement with Nyaradzo such that in every six-member family, I contribute a dollar. Nyaradzo is offering funeral and burial services at a cost of $1 per person a month. This means that when you are a family of six, you will pay $5 as I would have already paid $1 for the other member. Those who have not yet joined Nyaradzo, just go there and tell them you are from Gwanda North and you will benefit from this agreement,” Sibanda said.
He said the funeral company also offered transport to ferry mourners to any part of the country as well as $200 cash to cover other funeral costs.
“It would be very bad to see people being buried without coffins here yet we have this affordable offer,” he said.