Mazabuka District worries over women turning to prostitution

The Mazabuka District Administration has asked the people to desist from engaging in prostitution to deal with hunger crisis

Mazabuka District worries over women turning to prostitution , Image: facebook
Mazabuka District worries over women turning to prostitution , Image: facebook

Zambia: The Mazabuka District Administration has asked the people to desist from engaging in prostitution to deal with hunger crisis. They have called on the women to not turn to prostitution to deal with the monetary constrains of the hunger.

The district administration claimed that they have issued a strict warning to the women in this regard. They have clarified that the warning serves to caution the people to stay safe from sexually transmitted diseases.

District Commissioner Oliver Mulomba highlighted that they have observed some women who have turned to commercial sex work. They are using the prostitution as a means of survival during these difficult times.

However, he talked about the various risks associated with engaging in such activities. The district commissioner highlighted that women in prostitution are at a greater risk of contracting HIV and other STDs.

He made these remarks during the lauch of HIV and AIDS services by the AIDS Care Foundation Zambia on Friday. The event aimed to spread awareness regarding the adverse affects of engaging in

Mulomba assured the community that the government is committed to preventing hunger-related deaths by providing relief food. The Disaster Managament and Mitigation unit of Zambia has been working hard to get the support food to the vulnerable families,

The leaders have shared that they  want to support all the members of the community in these trying times. The food crisis, which hit Zambia in the final months of the previous year has been taking a concerning turn.

The situation originated when some districts of Zambia did not receive adequate rainfall to ensure a successful  agriculture season. They shared that the members of the community have even resorted to unethical activities such as stealing to deal with the crisis.

Meanwhile, the administration is still worried about the infections of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Notably, over 20,000 people out of the estimated population of 200,000 in Mazabuka are reported to be HIV positive.