Lusaka Province United Party for National Development (UPND) youth spokesperson Otis Bwalya has accused the Minister of Health of doing nothing to stop cholera in Lusaka.
Bwalya tells Byta FM that for Zambia’s capital city to be to placed on cholera alert following five confirmed cases is a huge embarrassment to the nation.
He says Dr Chitalu Chilufya should not treat cholera like an annual ‘traditional’ ceremony where people are expected to celebrate filthy lifestyles and poor sanitation.
Bwalya further says it’s frightening that Chilufya has buried 93 shallow wells where people drink from in townships without addressing the real issues that lead residents to live what he calls ‘a low life.’
He observes that disinfecting 100 pit latrines to contain cholera which has already hit Lusaka is not an achievement but rather a display of inefficiency by both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Local Government.
Bwalya adds that it’s a shocking that 53 years after independence they are people within a radius of 10km from Lusaka’s Central Business District (CBD) who are drinking water from shallow wells and using pit latrines or littered drainages for their convenience.
The UPND Lusaka youth Spokesperson claims that his party has lasting solutions to some of the simple problems that the PF government finds hard to solve.