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Issuance of NRCs and passports in Lusaka suspended due to Cholera outbreak

General News Issuance of NRCs and passports in Lusaka suspended due to Cholera outbreak

Home Affairs Minister Hon Stephen Kampyongo
Home Affairs Minister Hon Stephen Kampyongo

The Ministry of Home Affairs has announced the suspension of the Lusaka department of National Resgistration, Passport and Citizenship offices due to the Cholera crisis.

Officers from the Ministry will only attend to emergency travel.

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo told Journalists that the suspension has come into effect due to the rising cases of Cholera in Lusaka.

Mr Kampyongo however stressed that the suspension is temporal and is in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health to prevent Cholera from spreading further emphasizing that public gatherings of more than 5 people have been banned.

“There is no need to panic as this will be temporal to allow for efforts to prevent the spread the spread of Cholera,” said Mr. Kampyongo.

“Following the invocation of the provisions of the Public Health Act by the Minister of Health Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, a Public Health Regulations Statutory Instrument 79 of 2017 has been issued to ensure that the spread of Cholera and loss of life is prevented.

“As these measures are being put in place, I wish to advise members of the Public that the National Registration, Passport and Citizenship offices in Lusaka will be closed to members of the Public until further notice. In the mean time, officers will only attend to travel emergencies.

“Members of the public will be advised, in due course, when the Offices will reopen,” said Mr Kampyongo.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. But you could use the postal system? Or is it the case that the postal system is dead?

    We need to learn lessons from the effects of this cholera outbreak. Let’s automate what we can, review our health living standards, put in place measures to keep the country ticking in emergency conditions.

    We have done enough politics in recent years. It is now time to establish real practical life sustaining policies that can be implemented realistically.

    We are a country. If we were a company, we could throw our hands in the air and sell the business. Therefore, let us leave jokes of nationhood aside and quickly pursue all encompassing development.

    • Can we just close the whole country!!!

      cholera is not airborne, you can not catch by being on a line at the passport office.

  2. Schools are closed,churches closed, ministries are closing, next all shops must close because shoprite is too crowded. No football or any sport, lastly the country must be close down and all lights turned off. Will the last person to leave, please throw away the keys!

  3. I hope when all is shut down; pilferage takes nothe the priority becausee mostly like certainly when govt shuts down…corruption has it easy

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