Moses Moore Jr
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2017
Sugary Mount Sugar Loaf is all sour and pale. The diarrhoea that caught the sweet Mount days ago has left it anaemic. The fatal frequenting of mud and rocks devastated the whole immune system of the mount, exposed it to harsh weather conditions and rendered it inert and lifeless. How sad.
Cholera and its kindred bacterial family (water and food borne diseases) stand to be another catastrophic ticking bomb that will claim countless lives if care is not taken.
After the winnowing flood that left residual slurry and mud across Freetown and ferried faeces, decomposed human remains, garbage and unhygienic materials to most of our door steps, we note with the highest sense of caution that a robust hand washing and hygienic precautions be promoted to discourage an awaiting cholera outbreak.
We call on the general public to keep the habit of handwashing: wash hands before and after eating; wash hands after using the toilet. Wash household utensils before use.
Sterilise or boil those things that were covered in the flood. Don’t eat cold food outside the streets. Ensure you warm and properly cover food. Boil water before use.
We refuse to receive the superfluous and grotesque outpouring of condolences or sympathies when an onslaught of intense slaughter could have been prevented.
The profound expressions of sympathies in such event are merely lame, insincere and un-healing. The cholera threat that hangs over us can be prevented. Let’s do all we can to prevent Cholera.
#together we can beat it#
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