4th January, 2018.
NDOLA City Council is saddened to announce that it has received one report of Cholera.
The patient a male aged 28 years is currently admitted at Masala Main Clinic Cholera Treatment Centre in Kafubu Ward.
The patient is currently receiving treatment and is in a stable condition.
We are told by the District Director Health Dr. Gideon Zulu that there is no history of him travelling to Cholera prone areas and he is believed to be a resident of Chifubu.
Dr. Zulu has henceforth informed us that Ndola has now been placed on a Cholera alert.
However, as a Local Authority we would like to announce that we are currently mobilising ourselves to put in stronger measures as directed by His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu that will see a cleaner Ndola.
The Local Authority’s Department of Public Health will also be carrying out inspections of restaurants and any other food handling businesses to ensure they are trading in healthy environments.
The Local Authority has further banned the sale of ready food on the streets and anyone found selling will have their goods confiscated.
Ndola City Council would like to announce that it has also called for a round table discussion with representatives from the Street Vendor Association to chat the way forward for the city of Ndola with regard to street veding.
The discussion will be chaired by His Worship the Mayor Mr. Amon Chisenga.
And, Ndola City Council would like to appeal to out counterparts Kafubu Water and Sewerage to ensure that we have sufficient water in the city.
We have received complaints of dry pipes in areas such as Masala of which the Local Authority has taken it upon themselves to deliver water to the residents using the fire trucks.
Meanwhile, Ndola City Council would like to appeal to residents to adapt and adopt the five basic cholera prevention steps.
1. Drink and use safe water.
To be sure water is safe to drink and use: Boil it or treat it with a chlorine product or household bleach. If boiling, bring your water to a complete boil.
2. Wash your hands often with soap and safe water.
3. Use toilets, latrines; do not defecate in any body of water
4. Cook food well (especially seafood), keep it covered, eat it hot, wash and peel fruits and vegetables.
5. Keep your surroundings clean. Clean up safely—in the kitchen and in places where the family bathes and washes clothes.
Ms. Tilyenji Mwanza
Public Relations Manager