President Edgar Lungu has noted that most of the people that are suffering from the cholera disease might have been consuming contaminated water coupled with poor management of waste disposal hence, the need to sensitise people on good hygiene practices.
Speaking when he visited cholera patients at heroes stadium in Lusaka today, the Head of State indicated that government is in control of the situation and he is optimistic that measures put in place will help contain the disease.
President Lungu noted that one of the immediate measures is to provide people with safe and clean drinking water and to sensitise communities on proper waste management.
The President stated that government will ensure that people are provided with safe drinking water regardless of where they are located as part of long term measures of preventing cholera outbreaks.
The President said that there was need to find lasting measures to fight the Cholera epidemic that has hit the country.
President Lungu also stated that the various trading places that have been closed will be opened systematically while, making sure that traders conform to the requirements and hygiene standards.
He added that there is need to dedicate a day in every month to clean the surroundings as a measure to prevent future outbreaks of not only cholera but other waterborne diseases.