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By Nathaniel Lowa in Lusaka


District Apostle Charles Ndandula handing over an industrial cooker and freezer to Ministry of Health in Lusaka, Zambia on January 16, 2018DISTRICT Apostle Charles S Ndandula says the New Apostolic Church remains committed to join efforts with the Government of the Republic of Zambia and other stakeholders in the fight against the Cholera outbreak in the country which has affected over 3,000 people in just over 3 months.


District Apostle Ndandula said this during the handover of an industrial cooker and a freezer valued at K44, 000 to Ministry of Health in Lusaka, Zambia to be used for the meals for the patients and store their foodstuffs and medicines.


The items were donated through the New Apostolic Church Relief Organization (NACRO), a humanitarian wing of the New Apostolic Church.

“We have been very concerned about the Cholera situation in our country and we have participated in disseminating the awareness message and the need to maintain hygienic conditions, cleaning exercises & through prayers and we will continue doing that,” he said. After consulting the Ministry Of Health, today we are donating an industrial cooker and a freezer.


District Apostle CHARLES NDANDULA with government officials during the donation at Ministry of Health in Lusaka, Zambia on January 16, 2018On the 6th of October 2017, the Ministry of Health in Zambia declared an outbreak of Cholera mainly in the outskirts of the capital city Lusaka.


The Ministry further invoked Statutory Instrument No. 79 of 2017 restricting public gathering, including any form of church gatherings.


District Apostle Ndandula pledged the church’s continued support and cooperation with all stakeholders to bring the cholera outbreak to an end.


Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya thanked the church and other stakeholders who responded to the call of helping government by donating various items including water purifiers, safety clothing, motor vehicles, and financial assistance among others.


Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated. It is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholera.