Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Responsible for Presidential Communications Mr George Charamba has come out guns blazing at the Zimbabwe Meteorological Services Department for its inability to predict the intensity of cyclones.
comes at a time When Cyclone Idai wrecked havoc in the in the eastern parts of
Zimbabwe leading to the loss of lives, infrastructure, livestock and crops.
Mr Charamba said the
problem with our Meteorological Department is that they are only capable of
telling the nation that there will be rains or that there shall be a cyclone
but cannot tell the effects of the weather conditions in advance.
“They cannot tell us whether this will affect crops, livestock or whether it will affect human beings. They do not have the capacity to inform us about the intensity of the damage in terms of the potential damage it poses before it strikes.
“We have the Civil Protection Department but when it was put up it was meant for droughts, floods and other common disasters that we have experienced before. They were not prepared for this kind of disaster we face.