Bongani Ndlovu, Showbiz Correspondent
Rhumba musician Madlela Skhobokhobo, Bev and the Sexy Angels, Iyasa and Jeys Marabini will today spearhead a free musical show for Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) who are on a programme to raise awareness on family planning, HIV and Aids.
The musical show at Sekusile Shopping Centre in Nkulumane is expected to start at 8AM, ending at 6PM and will be broadcast live on the nation’s leading radio station, Star FM.
Elton Kambarami, PSZ spokesperson said they were in Bulawayo to empower and educate people on the services they offer and their importance hence they will conduct free HIV testing and counselling, cancer screening, family planning services and male circumcision.
He said they decided to involve the popular artistes because music is a very good driver in terms of information dissemination.
“Our artistes will help us bring the people of Bulawayo together for one cause and while enjoying the music, we share knowledge on the many services we offer,” said Kambarami.
He said their programme was in line with international standards to make health services accessible by 2020.
“This is in line with the world initiative to make sure that family planning is accessible to all by 2020. The theme is ‘Universal Access to Contraception and Sexual Reproductive Health’ and we want to make sure everyone gets access to these services especially women. We want to reduce infant mortality,” said Kambarami.
When the programme ends, PSZ hopes that people will be knowledgeable and educated on where they can access their health services.