Health Minister shouldn’t treat cholera like ‘an annual traditional ceremony’ – UPND

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Chilufya Chitalu

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.

Byta FM

4 Responses to Health Minister shouldn’t treat cholera like ‘an annual traditional ceremony’ – UPND

  1. Don’t be funny iwe ka are one of the pipo tht contribute into making Lusaka filthy leading into an outbreak ya cholera….jst thinking of Lwindi traditional ceremony only….jst shut up.

    DC 10..
    October 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm

  2. That Otis chap doesn’t know that cholera is not a problem that originates from the ministry of Health but only ends up umwith ministry of Health. Poor water supply & sanitation, lack of town planning, etc is not primary function of the ministry of Health

    October 12, 2017 at 10:32 pm

  3. Otis Bwalya’s observation is true. Therefore the city council should find ways of stopping this issue. MOH too need to engage the right gear if we are to achieve something.

    October 13, 2017 at 7:00 am

  4. Otis, job well done.
    Tell these PF thugs, this is just October , the rains hasn’t started, we have already witnessed the cholera , what will happen once the rains will be in full swing. What a government. Kamwendo munjila, he is already thinking of copperbelt to travel, make allowancese. And not thinking of cholera.

    Mutale chomba
    October 14, 2017 at 5:12 pm

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