21 January 2016

Tanzania: RC Issues 'End Cholera in Seven Days' Order

Arusha — Arusha Regional Commissioner David Ntibenda yesterday gave a seven-day ultimatum to authorities under him to stamp out cholera.

He was speaking to reporters shortly after receiving medicines donated by the Tanzania Tour Guides Association (TTGA) to fight cholera. At least eight cholera patients are hospitalized in Arusha.

He explained that he had given the directive to district commissioners, municipal directors and other authorities to make close follow-ups on the problem and prevent new infections.

"Today, I was with the regional defence and security committee and I have issued a seven-day ultimatum to see to it that cholera is ended in Arusha," he said.

Ntibenda thanked TTGA for the donation, as well as other materials for fighting the disease.

Earlier, TTGA Chairman Zadock Mugeta said the donation could help some 840 households in containing the disease.

The package includes waterguard, soap, medicine mixed with water and anti-diarrhoea drugs

As tourism ambassadors, he said, they were conscious of how damaging the disease could be in the important sector.

"We have given this aid as a contribution from tour guides, but we do hope that other stakeholders will come forward to offer support," he said.

Arusha Regional Chief Medical Officer Dr Frida Mokiti, said the donation would be dispatched to places with many cholera patients.

"This donation will reach the targeted groups and we are sure that it will greatly help fight this disease, " she said.

The TTAG has 6,512 members who work in national parks and other tourist attractions.

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