The Ministry of Agriculture in Muchinga Province says it has received the laboratory test results for the fish samples from Chambeshi and Kalungu Rivers that were taken to Lusaka for testing.
Muchinga Principal Fisheries Officer, Dan Sinyinza has told the ZANIS in Chinsali today that laboratory test results for the fish samples on the diseased fish from Chambeshi and Kalungu Rivers have indicated that the disease affecting the fish in the two water bodies is Epizotic Ulcerative Sydrome (EUS).
Mr. Sinyinza however, said that the fish is safe to be consumed. Mr. Sinyinza has since appealed to local people to continue enjoying the fish.
Chinsali Central Member of Parliament Christopher Mulenga recently appealed to the local people in the area to stop consuming the diseased fish found in Chambeshi and Kalungu Rivers in the Province.
Addressing public meetings in his constituency recently, Mr. Mulenga who is also Defence Deputy Minister said people should stop consuming fish from the two Rivers as government was still carrying out investigations.
People living along the two river banks in Chinsali, Shiwang’andu, Isoka and Nakonde Districts, first spotted the suspected diseased fish about five months ago.