In a historical development that is set to transform Funeral Services Industry and set the tone for services delivery, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Mr. George T Guvamatanga, represented by Mrs. J Rusike, Director of Financial Sector Policy, officially opened Moonlight’s Chiredzi Branch, on Friday 29 October 2021. The parlour comprises eight offices and a 22 bodied mortuary.
In her address, Mrs. Rusike commended Moonlight for investing in the state-of-the-art parlour, which she termed “an achievement which is extraordinary in these difficult times of the COVID -19 pandemic. This in itself is a no mean feat considering that other companies are closing down, while others are downsizing.” The branch will provide funeral services and funeral assurance services to the residents of Chiredzi and the surrounding areas dovetailing the national policies to enhanced financial inclusion, where we urge that no – one should be left behind.’
Moonlight Group Chief Executive Officer Dr. Chomi Makina applauded the Lowveld community for its long-standing relationship and unwavering support. Moonlight also launched a new fleet of hearses (GWM P9 model) to ensure seamless service delivery on the same day. It is indeed a long journey for the company, from the humble beginnings in 1995 to the current era where the company boasts of over 45 branches in Zimbabwe, 4 in Botswana and 4 in South Africa.
Moonlight remains committed to creating value for the future through community engagement and bridging the divide between communities and industry. Moonlight donated uniforms and food items to Ponesai Vanhu Children’s home as part of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Ponesai Vanhu Children’s home is a charitable organization established by Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) in 1994 to respond to the growing number of orphans and vulnerable children in emergencies and with no other means of support. Moonlight noted the importance of meeting the social and emotional needs of these children.
Ponesai Vanhu is located in Shamva district, and currently accommodates forty-two children. Seven children are in ECD, twelve in primary school, fourteen in secondary school, five in tertiary education, and one under three years.
The devastating impact of Cyclone Idai resulted in the loss of lives and destruction of property in Chipinge, Chimanimani, and other parts of Manicaland, Mashonaland East, and Masvingo Provinces. Moonlight donated clothing, food, and other goods, handed over to Red Cross Harare for distribution to the victims.
Moonlight is at an advanced stage towards the opening of the Chiredzi branch. The official opening ceremony will be held at the branch, opposite Chiredzi General Hospital at 14 Lions Drive. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on a date to be advised, followed by a tour of the new buildings by guests, local officials, Moonlight’s leadership, and all who will be in attendance.
The new branch is conveniently located for Chiredzi and surrounding communities to access all their funeral services with assistance from our team of knowledgeable experts. The event will be live-streamed to cater to our clients and stakeholders both locally and regionally.
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