HEALTH authorities in Lusaka should immediately ban the sale of fresh foods such as meat, chicken pieces and fish among others on the streets of Lusaka Mtendere Compound.
A resident Mr. Francis Soko expressed concern that such foods stuffs were still being sold extensively in unhygienic environment. He said this was despite the Lusaka City Council (LCC) advising members of the public to avoid buying meats on the streets as it was a health hazard. Last year LCC senior public health inspector Allan Mwinde said the council had intensified inspection of meat and had warned of stern action against sellers that would be found wanting. In an interview with the Daily Nation, Mr Soko called on the council to move in and wipe out the vice.
He also said that said there was need for a massive sensitization by the local authority on the health hazards of buying meat from open environments. He advised residents of Mtendere to buy their meat needs from established butcheries. "It is a shame that people have continued to sell and buy meat and chickens on t streets despite the numerous health risks. It's unfortunate that many people still go for such kind of food products," Mr Soko said