Disasters Cost Zim Over US$2,8 Billion

The disasters are in the form of natural disasters such as floods, road traffic accidents and mine accidents.

The conference will be held at Meikles Hotel on September 2.

The meeting is the brainchild of Business Intelligence Services and will draw experts from the Civil Protection Unit (CPU), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe, Mine Rescue Association of Zimbabwe and actuaries from the insurance industry.

CPU will look at disaster preparedness capabilities and legislation.

Over the past years, the country has been found wanting in terms of disaster preparedness.

The cost of disasters to the fiscus will also be discussed. Experts from the insurance and actuary will explore the place for disaster preparedness in enterprise Risk Management.

The 1991 Nyanga bus disaster claimed 91 lives mostly student from Regina Coeli Mission.