Chinhoyi, 19 May, 2022 / 8:55 pm (ACI Africa).
St. Raphael Chitsungo Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese is under threat due to the erosion of the banks of Hunyani River.
In a Tuesday, May 17 report, officials of Chinhoyi Diocese say the erosion, which is changing the hospital's site, will have an effect on the larger Mbire District Mashonaland Central if it is not addressed urgently.
"Chitsungo Mission Hospital, a Catholic run hospital in Mbire District Mashonaland Central is under serious threat from hydraulic action river bank erosion from the Hunyani river," officials of the Zimbabwean Diocese say.
They say the site of the hospital that is situated on the bank of Hunyani river is "slowly moving."
Officials of Chinhoyi Diocese who say the erosion increases during the rainy season attribute the wearing away of the Hunyani river banks to flooding, riverbank cultivation, and deforestation.