Food traders selling food at this year’s Nc’wala ceremony without health certificates from the Ministry of Health and Chipata City Council will be arrested and their food confiscated.
This announcement was made by the Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo, during the cholera update meeting this morning.
He said the provincial administration had taken this measure to protect the public from the risk of cholera infection.
Mr. Kasolo said health inspectors will carry out medical examinations of all those, who want to sell food at Mtenguleni.
Mr Kasolo said as long as Lusaka and Malawi continue recording cholera cases, Chipata will be at risk from the epidemic.
For this reason, cholera isolation sites will continue to operate until the risk of disease is eliminated.