As Cholera outbreak continues to haunt some parts of the country, results of preliminary water and sanitation scorecard report by Water and Sanitation Network –WESNET has rated Lilongwe low on unhygienic fight.
According a statement made available to YFM, a tour by WESNET on Thursday in some Cholera hotspots in Lilongwe to assess sanitation levels has revealed that unhygienic condition in the city is beyond pathetic as it goes worse by each passing day.
“Apart from throwing baby used napkins into dumping bins – they are thrown along the streets and it is now the order of the day especially at Kawale and this has resulted to the area having more dirt around.
“In Some schools like Kawale Primary school where uncontrolled food vending was forbidden now food vending is still rampant at most institutions in the areas,” the statement reads.
The report also bemoans the tendency of most traditional leaders who only participate actively in WASH activities only when organizations have visited their areas.
The scorecard process was done at Kang’oma, Kauma, Chilinde, Mchitanjiru, Kawale, areas 36 and 24.
The city of Lilongwe which was the second to register high levels of cholera outbreak after Karonga has this far registered 294 cases and 14 Deaths due to the outbreak.