Government through the department of Public Health and sanitation has launched a crackdown to arrest and prosecute hotel and other food outlet operators who work under unhygienic standards in Bondo sub-county.
According to the Public Health Officer in charge of Maranda division Mr. Booker Ngoye, the crackdown which is to be conducted under their Rapid Results Initiative program (RRI), aims at ensuring that proper sanitation and hygiene is fully maintained in the region within the next 100 days.
The Public health officer revealed that in an operation which they conducted in Bondo town recently began with hotel operators who were found working without medical examination certificates and they managed the eateries and 40 ware netted, of who majority who had not met the minimum health requirements.
The officer pointed out that as a department they have realized that sanitation and hygiene standards in most markets within the sub-county were so pathetic and therefore posing health risk to the locals.
“We must have clean people who handles food we eat in our eateries if we want to live healthier lives and not everybody even those who are not approve serves in our food outlets” says Booker
Mr. Ngoye who was speaking at Bondo police station shortly after conducting the daylong crackdown exercise added that under the RRI, they also intend to crackdown on eating outlets and kiosks that shall have not met the required health standards.
During the operation, some members of the public who were opposing a move by the officer to arrest their customer who did not have the medical examination certificate table, but Mr. Ngoye has said they will go on with the crackdown irrespective of any resistance that they will come across.
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