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298 cases of cholera have been recorded in Lusaka-Health Minister

Health 298 cases of cholera have been recorded in Lusaka-Health Minister

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says 298 cases of cholera have been recorded in Lusaka, while 46 cases are under treatment and four people have died.

Dr. Chilufya says the cases are coming from Kanyama and Chipata compounds and Soweto market.

The Minister said this after the ministerial taskforce on Cholera comprising four ministries and the traders embarked on a cleaning exercise at Lusaka’s new Soweto market as early as 05 hours.

Dr Chilufya said poor sanitation is fuelling the spread of cholera cases, and that the multi sectorial team is determined to address the issue of sanitation starting with the market.

And Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Lloyd Kaziya has directed both the Lusaka city council and Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company to unblock drainages at the market.

Meanwhile, Lusaka province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe said there is need for communities to change their altitude towards the disposal of waste.

And Kanyama Member of Parliament Elizabeth Phiri, and the vendors Association of Zambia, and marketers also took part in the cleaning of the market.

MINISTER of Health Hon Dr Chitalu Chilufya this morning led Lusaka Members of Parliament in cleaning Soweto Market.

MINISTER of Health Hon Dr Chitalu Chilufya this morning led Lusaka Members of Parliament in cleaning Soweto Market.

6 COMMENTS

  1. LCC health officials sleeping on the job,GRZ is busy travellin & politicking and market traders are just a reckless bunch.All in all a sad reflection of our society.

  2. We are just a dirty minded society. We rejoice at dirt and enjoy seeing dirt. When are we going to change …atase bane, let us change for good.

  3. I have said it before please, let’s turn the ministry of religious into a cleaning ministry and make that woman minister as Minister of RUBBISH collection. Let’s mobilise the unemployed especially women to start this project. Only when we do this shall we eradicate rubbish in our shanty compounds.

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