Thursday, 4 October 2007

Fish soup vs AIDS pandemic joke will annihilate us

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Chris Joe

I was amused last weekend when I read in one of the local Kiswahili newspapers about the people of Ukerewe in Mwanza region telling the Prime Minister Edward Lowassa that the cause of fast spreading HIV and AIDS in the district was fish, or rather, the consumption of fish and fish soup.

Yes, it sounds funny and you can even laugh at it as the biggest joke. You can describe it as the lamest excuse of the century to justify the irresponsible habit of indulging in wanton and unsafe sex for the people of the district.

You may think (and I also think so too), that these people in the Ukerewe archipelago are not serious about fighting the AIDS pandemic.

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