ZIMDANCEHALL musician missed an appointment to see a doctor after Mama Red Rose, a music promoter, offered to help foot the medical expenses, although this coincided with Sports, Arts and Recreation deputy Minister’s appointment.
A lot of people have since come through to help her one of them being Mai Titi and now we have prominent people lie Tinoda Machakaire, the Deputy Minister for Sports, Arts, and Recreation.
“I was there as early as 9 am so that I would take her to the doctor,
“She had initially told me she had some appointment with some officials and the meeting was still on” Mama Red Rose is reported as saying.
“She had promised to come but ever fulfilled…” the disappointed promoter continues.
However, indications to Harare Live show that Bounty Lisa was caught up in a rare meeting with a government official who has more clout than the promoter.
“I came here after I heard about your condition. The visit is just to see the condition and talk on how we can help you going forward.
“You are a youth and you are also into arts so you are under my ministry. So we will help you get treatment, I will speak to those responsible particularly my colleagues in the Ministry of Health. For now, we will focus on local healthy institutions and we take it from there.” the minister said after pledging ZWL$5000 for groceries.
He offered to engage the Health Ministry so that she gets the treatment she needs.
The growth, according to Bounty Lisa, is called Lipoma – a benign tumor made of fat tissue that is generally soft, movable and painless.
Bounty Lisa’s ailment ironically is a panacea to a growing need to establish a fund of some sort that artistes can access without necessarily having to respond but rather puts everything in a state of preparedness.
The deputy minister echoed this when he said,
“I also think going forward, there is a need for us to have a fund for these artistes going forward so that it becomes easier when we encounter problems like these. We don’t necessarily need to be reactionary always.
“Also to our artistes, I also encourage you to join medical covers among other facilities that can help you when you encounter such problems. We will work with our youths and those in the arts sector to educate and help them to also prepare their future,” said Machakaire.
Meanwhile, Mama Red Rose has not given up on Bounty Lisa as her offer to help still stand.
“I left my contacts at the reception… I am ready to pay for her medical bills,” she says.
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