Mkushi in diarrohea outbreak scare
Written by Millennium on August 3, 2019
PETER MALASHA writes
OUTBREAK of diarrhoeal diseases is looming in Mkushi’s Chitina scheme because of poor sanitation, says a concerned resident Jonas Kufwata.
Mr. Kufwata of Fibanga area in Munsakamba ward said the situation needed urgent attention by the relevant authority.
He told the Sun in an interview that if the scenario remained unchecked, serious diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera would soon break out.
Mr. Kufwata said there was an area where about 75 households were using three toilets, as a result, queuing to answer the call of nature especially in the morning has become the order of the day.
“Early morning we see people queue to answer the call of nature because of lack of enough pit latrines while others under pressure end up practicing open defecation,” he said.
Mr. Kufwata wondered why people were living under such unsanitary conditions without being concerned about their health.
He said however that in chief Chitina’s chiefdom, it was a rule that, every household should have decent toilet and a bathroom.
Mr Kufwata further appealed to government through the relevant authority to inspect the area and correct the situation.