SENIOR Environmental Health Officer (SEHO)
at Lunga District Medical Office has warned of stern action against any
person who will be found using Government donated mosquito
nets to catch fish.
Mr Nchimunya Haninga said any one who would be found using insect
treated mosquito nets for fishing would face the wrath of the law.
He said in an interview that health authorities in the
district were aware that some people were using the insect treated
mosquito nets to donated to them by Government for fishing.
“I wish to issue a friendly warning that any persons who will be found
using Government donated mosquito nets will be arrested and taken to
court for possible verdict,” Mr Haninga said.
Mr Haninga said Government was spending huge sums of money to procure
mosquito nets so the recipients should endevour to use them for the
intended purposes than using them for fishing.
“Our people should be aware that Government wants to mitigate the
impact of mosquitoes and subsequently reduce malaria incidences in all
communities of Lunga. Therefore they should not take these donations for
granted,” he said.
And Mr Haninga disclosed that Lunga district has so far received 1,500
mosquito nets to be distributed among pregnant mothers and under five
He said the district was again due to receive a consignment of about
30 000 insectcide treated mosquito nets to be distributed to other
people in that swampy district as a way of mitigating malaria
“For now we have received 1 500 insectcide treated mosquito nets in
Lunga to be distributed to pregnant mothers and those under five
children to be distributed through our four health centres.
“We are yet to receive about 30 000 mosquito nets which will cater for
ordinary people through out the district,” he said.