Cholera breaks out at Lusaka’s Mikango Army Barrack

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Cholera has broken out at Mikango Barracks in Lusaka East affecting a number of households forcing military health personnel to set-up make-shift treatment centre just outside the entrance to the army barrack.

A check at entrance found healthy officials attending to patients mainly women and children for soldiers in a tent that has been erected outside the gate.

The cholera situation is compounded by mounds of uncollected and decaying rubbish in the barrack, something that is very uncommon in a military residential area.

“We have no choice here, and our situation has been like this for years now and we hoped the situation would improve with the new government. We use bush toilets to relieve ourselves during the day as we have no toilets,” said one of the residents.

“It is actually the first time that an army barrack has cholera cases, at least this one, as long as I can remember,” said another resident.

 

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44 Responses to Cholera breaks out at Lusaka’s Mikango Army Barrack

  1. Dirty Soldiers of zambia SHAAAAAME in a militery barrack.

    Amai tilikuseli - February 12, 2013
    09:52

    • Its the first time in barrack my friend. Besides, they ones that are purguing are not soldiers but displaced people of the hastily Levy Mwanawasa resettlemnt compund near Mikango. Come and see for yourself o !

      Shiki Polomya - February 12, 2013
      20:48

  2. But what is the Zambia Army PRO doing to explain this and many other accusations levelled on this site against the Army Commander etc etc. Be proactive like the ZP PRO !!!

    Tiff Tiff - February 12, 2013
    09:34

  3. ZWD, I don’t believe your story. It is an alarming one. During the 2011 election campaigns this current President told us that ” Cholera will be a thing of the past once PF is voted into office”. Isn’t it PF in office now?

    Centre Back Of Democracy - February 11, 2013
    19:30

  4. ZAMBIA IS SLOWLY SLIDING INTO A FAILED STATE.WE NEED DIVINE INTERVENTION AND WE NEED AS AS OF TODAY.PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA PLEASE JOIN THE CHURCH MOTHER BODIES TO PLAY FOR ZAMBIA.
    I PROPOSE MAKING THE FORMER HUMANISM WEEK (WEEK BEFORE INDEPENDENCE),A WEEK OF PRAYER,FASTING AND RECONCILIATION

    ZAMBIANS WAKE UP! - February 11, 2013
    18:58

  5. wooo… its not only barracks management of government compounds dont apply their skills. For example Lilayi taining sch Mount Makulu compound Kafue Estates Makeni Villa Buffalo they are full of garbage grass fences poor water sanitation un painted houses blocked swer system poor road name it pls let us try to transfer some of these directors. At Mount Makulu fuel cash disppeared shame two self fish pipo got it oh! eat it …Dir and pro officers. pls investigate the matter.

    vundu chabe - February 11, 2013
    17:27

  6. What do you expect when garbage is littered all over Zambia with Lusaka as the garbage capital of the world.

    Hoboluhobolus - February 11, 2013
    17:17

  7. My concern is not the barrack, my concern is were i come from in Kaunda Square stage one the council is now taking it easy to pick the garbage hence people have decide to started throwing this garbage at the neighbors resident in the night. we can’t wait till we hear of another cholera case or we hear someone dumped has dumped dead body at a neighbors place. i would appreciate if this issue was brought to the attention of the Councillor to just go through his ward.

    Unkown - February 11, 2013
    15:21

  8. “A check at entrance found healthy officials attending to patients….”

    Good! If these people were at (the) entrance I sure hope they’re healthy and not sick! But tell me…. were these fit attendants health officials or some other kind of official?

    Say what? - February 11, 2013
    14:51

  9. I feel pit on them having cholera in the camp, it like the way we are suffering here in kalomo were we have no bridge come and see how we kalomo people are suffering

    Mayeso Phiri - February 11, 2013
    14:21

    • I was born in the barracks, and it used to be the cleanest because there were inspections every Saturday. Things have really changed. Make those soldiers work instead of knocking off early

      John - February 11, 2013
      16:02

  10. Please mwebpantu, does it need a president to clean one’s backyard? Commanding officer at mikango is not performing- period!

    kibwela kasongo - February 11, 2013
    14:18

  11. ”DONCHI KUBEBA” ILETEKA, MUKALAPILA.

    Jimmy Velastoe - February 11, 2013
    13:51

  12. You lazy soldiers, what do you even do,clear the garbage yourselves.99% of retire without even firing a single bullet at an enemy! waste of money even keeping makakas! when HH and my hubby start ruling, you will join ZNS,atleast them are productive!

    Katendi Nkombo - February 11, 2013
    13:48

    • What enemy has Zambia ever faced eversince South Africa scrapped Apartheid. Dont reason like an embecile my friend. Have you ever heard of a war Zambia has taken part in ? You must be a very useless person. Mind you, these same soldiers you are insulting have the guts to risk their lives just to save you as you scratch your tiny ba11s from under a bed during war-time. Mwana wa imbwa

      Janjaweed - February 11, 2013
      14:17

  13. where are the PF cadres who used to insult and defend their president a lot on this site, are they sleeping now???

    rb - February 11, 2013
    13:42

  14. where the PF cadres who used to insult and defend their president alot on this site, are they sleeping now???

    rb - February 11, 2013
    13:41

    • wooo… its not only barracks management of government compounds dont apply their skills. For example Lilayi taining sch Mount Makulu compound Kafue Estates Makeni Villa Buffalo they are full of garbage grass fences poor water sanitation un painted houses blocked swer system poor road name it pls let us try to transfer some of these directors. At Mount Makulu fuel cash disppeared shame two self fish pipo got it oh! eat it …Dir and pro officers. pls investigate the matter.

      vundu chabe - February 11, 2013
      17:26

  15. It is sad that cholera can break in the camp. Gone are the days wen we use to stay in Mikango barracks 1990′s, every weekends will hv wat was called cleanup. We will clean the house, the gardens and the surrounds and a reward was given to the cleanset house and it was clean and imprestive

    Sarah - February 11, 2013
    13:26

  16. So this is NOT in a shanty compound like it used to be in the past, now its attacking mumayadi. Symbolising that ama satndards mu mayadi they are down.but cholera ni yachabe

    Padakhala - February 11, 2013
    13:22

  17. Too bad for the soldiers and their families.

    Rabid Dog - February 11, 2013
    13:05

  18. General Rommel the “DESERT RAT” was defeated in North Africa because dysentry among German soldiers due to poor sanitation and dirty in the German camps where as General Montgomery insisted on spanking cleanliness in the allied camps and disciplined disposal of human waste.

    DICTATORIAL REPUBLIC OF MEDIOCRITY - February 11, 2013
    13:00

  19. I thought Barracks should be one of the Cleanest places. To bad to those affected.

    Gundown - February 11, 2013
    12:56

  20. no coment

    odyankumbu - February 11, 2013
    12:50

  21. Ati i wl nt be fit 2b president if a child wl die frm cholela

    Dr s - February 11, 2013
    12:23

  22. What has the Commander-in-Chief said about the situation? Sanitations is supposed to be cardinal in all areas but alas residential areas are set up minus this provision. Take for instance Meanwood properties the area has not been serviced to date. The local government will only talk and issue statements when the water has been contaminated due to the many soakaway in the area with no sewer lines in place connecting them to the main lines under LWSC. A time bomb in the making.

    Mpimpa - February 11, 2013
    12:10

  23. mu camp yama soldier cholera, iye ine insoni………….

    MAMBALA - February 11, 2013
    11:59

  24. What? i thought Sata said no Cholera when is in power,what has changed now?very disappointing.

    big cnp - February 11, 2013
    11:57

  25. Our army should be in the forefront of the fight against Cholera, not spreading it around to the Citizens they are supposed to be defending!

    Useless PF Government!

    Miodon - February 11, 2013
    11:57

  26. The plight of our defense personnel in Zambia needs to be seriously looked at…how do we allow a barracks to be hit by such a disease surely?
    Are these not the types of things enemies look out for?

    Cameron Poe - February 11, 2013
    11:49

  27. stupid soldiers you expect the president to build toilets for you get serious you chaps youb are just being kept for free and yet you cant clean your surrounding.

    the eye - February 11, 2013
    11:26

    • Are they supposed to build their own toilet, then? whose jurisdiction does this fall under? which PS?Mininstry? Piity them in uniforms living in squallour

      Princess - February 11, 2013
      13:02

    • You need to grow up my friend

      Shiki Polomya - February 12, 2013
      20:50

  28. COME TO CITY MARKET AFTER 18HRS AND SEE HOW UNCOVERED MEAT IS SOLD NEAR TOILETS AS IF WE DONT HAVE HEALTH/ENVIRONMENTAL MINISTER.

    RASTA - February 11, 2013
    11:17

  29. AK 47 sounds coming from the ass, ironic.

    Vilifier - February 11, 2013
    11:10

  30. So they look clean in those uniforms without toilets. An office without a toilet is as good as bush. This is a national disaster. Sorry galant men and women in uniform without toilets.

    State Council - February 11, 2013
    11:09

  31. So far it is not linked to satanism…..lets wait and see

    Form four - February 11, 2013
    11:02

  32. I thought the coming in of SATA, Mr. No nonsence, these will be things of the past. Little did I know that nothing will change. Yaba, who can we try next time kanshi?

    Jones Muma - February 11, 2013
    11:00

    • jones kwena you must be in human

      Brown Mupangula - February 11, 2013
      13:11

    • That was just a hoax, he is no man of action at all.

      Bob - February 11, 2013
      13:22

  33. I thought general cleanliness was associated with a this noble profession. what has gone wroung??????

    UNDERTAKER - February 11, 2013
    10:54

  34. Oohh No. Not again. Guy scott is sun basking at 5 stars royal livingston while our soldiers are living with piles of Gabage. This son of coloniolists must set priorities

    CHIEF JUDGE - February 11, 2013
    10:51

  35. Sorry, this disease knows no profession nor location, next it will be state house.

    big bro - February 11, 2013
    10:49

    • @ next it will be state house ,yaba.

      DIGGERS - February 11, 2013
      14:37