SHA calls for poverty eradication

Self Help Africa(SHA) Country Director Kalongo Chitengi has emphasized the need for African Governments to holistically eradicate poverty.  Ms Chitengi attributed the increased  HIV and AIDs infection rate and social vices in Africa to poverty.

In an apparent reference to Former South African President Thabo Mbeki who once remarked that it is poverty and not HIV and AIDs that decimate humanity in Africa, Ms Chitengi said women  are forced into prostitution because of destitution.

 

She was speaking this at the on-going SHA organized  media day  where she is expected to launch a strategic plan.