Food vending, a cause for concern PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 January 2017 18:28

Despite the typhoid outbreak that has hit the city of Harare, the sale of both cooked and raw food is still the order of the day in the capital.

While the City of Harare is battling to tackle a typhoid epidemic, there has not been a corresponding change from vendors many of whom continue to sell fruits and vegetables on the streets.

The strict adherence to hygienic practices is key in combating the spread of typhoid.

Chief Executive Officer of a local waste management firm Mr Vin Muchina says it is critical that local authorities tap into new technologies and equipment in order to collect refuse timeously and with follow ups to ensure adherence.

Water shortages and non-collection of garbage have fuelled the typhoid outbreak with government announcing that vendors selling fruits and fresh vegetables must not be allowed to operate in unhealthy conditions in the central business district.

There have been 22 confirmed cases with two deaths since the outbreak whose epicentre has been Mbare broke out.

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