Report tabled in National Assembly by the Speaker on 3 June 2021
The special audit was carried out in order to assess the disaster preparedness and distribution of relief items by the Civil Protection Organisation (CPO) commonly known as Civil Protection Unit (CPU) under the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works, and National Housing. The audit also focused on the recovery activities that had been done as at September 15, 2019. The aim included evaluation of the systems that were put in place before, during and after the Cyclone Idai disaster.
According to the Civil Protection Act [Chapter 10.06], it is the mandate of CPO to provide, prevent, reduce the impact of disaster if and when it strikes, to react in time in the event of any form of disaster and to be proactive with regards to issues relating to disaster risk management. The CPO is decentralised in all the provinces and districts.