A simple look at the houses meant for soldiers show that they are made from asbestos brought from China. Everyone knows that asbestos is banned in countries that value human life. This includes China which has nowhere to dump the asbestos but now using our barracks as dumping ground for the dangerous chemicals.
This project of building houses for soldiers was started by the MMD under the able leadership of Rupiah Banda. But RB and team had a plan to build habitable houses for our soldiers instead of rushing to construct dangerous houses just because someone is afraid of a coup and therefore in a hurry to please soldiers.
RB and team were using prefabs to construct the houses but in came the PF and their Chinese friends with asbestos.
According to UK’s Health and Security Executive (HSE) the national independent Regulator for work-related health, safety and illness, Asbestos is a hidden killer that claims 4500 deaths a year.
There are four main diseases caused by asbestos: mesothelioma (which is always fatal), lung cancer (almost always fatal), asbestosis (not always fatal, but it can be very debilitating) and diffuse pleural thickening (not fatal).
These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything.
‘Asbestos is a material often used in buildings. Before its dangers were known, it was widely used for insulation, flooring and roofing. It was also used as pipe insulation and sprayed on ceilings and walls. But after a while it became clear that asbestos can cause serious damage to the lungs. This happens when people breathe in asbestos dust. For this reason, it is now banned in the UK. However, buildings that were constructed before the year 2000 may still have asbestos in them.’