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The fight against cholera

16 Sep 2018 at 18:12hrs | Views
I may not speak on behalf of other towns and cities but in Harare CBD I am an eyewitness, eye-sore sights are commonplace. The only public toilets with a modicum of hygiene and cleanness are the pay-as-you-use, the rest are no go areas on account of they are very dirty and very few. We now have too many people in the city centre going about their business with the majority at undesignated vending sights.

Small time open-air braai points have sprouted everywhere selling sizzling hot gizzards and chicken heads. The public toilets were never for such a huge influx of humanity into the city centre, more 'supervised' public toilets and water points are needed if we are to win the war on cholera.

Authorities may win the battle for now but the epidemic will return to fight another day if nothing is down to improve the situation.

Lives have been lost unnecessarily, we are told cholera is one of the diseases that are very easy to fight but can be very deadly if hygiene remains alien. The thousands of people in Harare CBD, where do they all go for ablution, your guess is as good as mine. Its worse when the sun sets, streets kids and street adults pee and foul every corner and alley with reckless abandon.

Unsavoury activities take place at some of the pavement vending sights, alcohol and drugs are overtly abused. No wonder some touts are always high. Keep Harare clean and build more public toilets.

Tondorindo. Chinehasha.

Source - Tondorindo
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