Lilongwe City Deputy Esther Sagawa has banned restaurant and chips businesses at Area 18A market to control the further spread of Cholera outbreak in the township.
Sagawa who is also a Councillor for Chimutu ward in the city made the announcement Saturday afternoon when she led vendors plying their trade at Area 18A market in a clean-up exercise.
“We are all witnessing the rate at which cholera cases are escalating in the country. The best way to fight the outbreak is by observing good hygienic practices among ourselves. I am therefore urging everyone doing restaurant business in the market to stop cooking food until the situation normalizes,” she said.
On his part, the chairperson for area 18A Market, Mr. Ndawoloka said the development had changed their minds, and he will force everybody to be an eye for each other.
“We are going to make sure that the healthy committee is working tirelessly in improving sanitation in our market, and also we are asking the council to increase the number of workers in the city,” he said.
Meanwhile, government through the Lilongwe City Council and the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Cholera has ordered that those who have restaurants, and those who fly chips in the city markets, should stop.