Kanyama Member of Parliament Gerry Chanda has ordered for an immediate closure of two schools in his constituency for operating without the required minimum hygienic standards.
Colonel Chanda ordered for the immediate closure of the two schools yesterday when he conducted an impromptu visit to check on the sanitation conditions following the recent reported outbreak of typhoid in some named institutions in his constituency.
The closed schools are Devine Community School and House of Joseph Ministries both of Linda of compound and run by clergymen.
Col. Chanda, who is also Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, said it was not right for schools to risk the lives of children in preference for money.
He has since warned of immediate closure of more schools in his constituency if they will be found operating in poor hygienic conditions.
Typhoid broke out in some schools in Kanyama constituency and one person has since been reported to have died of the disease.