A renowned economist says the outbreak of cholera has drastically affected the performance of the economy.
Professor Oliver Saasa has noted that the cholera outbreak has had a negative tag on the economy as tourists will have to think twice before making Zambia its destination.
Professor Saasa said the country needs to assure all the business houses that it is doing everything possible to ensure that the situation is normalized.
He said the country has been trying its best to market the nation to the outside world but its efforts will be in vain if the epidemic is allowed to spread.
Professor Saasa said he appreciates the interventions that government has put in place to ensure that the outbreak is put to a halt.
He explained that vendors alone cannot take the blame for this calamity that has fallen the Lusaka district and other parts of the country.
Professor Saasa further stated that it calls for a multi-sectoral approach if the fight against cholera is to be fought in the country.
He has noted that consumers also have the duty to ensure that the food they consume is stored in hygienic places and bought from right sources.
Professor Saasa was speaking during a programme on ZNBC dubbed Business Review and monitored by ZANIS in Lusaka.