Southern Province Minister Edify Hamukale has publicly declared that he is circumcised making him, as he called it, ‘bad news’ in bed.
Dr Hamukale, who said his decision to be circumcised is in line with government policy of employing preventive and control measures of disease such as HIV and cervical cancer, revealed that he is now leading a clean and good life from the time he got circumcised.
Speaking when he addressed the media at his office Thursday morning, Hamukale called on the male folk to get circumcised in accordance with government’s policy of employing preventive measures towards disease control.
“I wish to publicly declare that I am circumcised. Well, it looks very clean and looks very nice and Iam bad news (in bed)… Hehehehehe! well its real,” Dr Hamukale said amid cheers and claps from journalists.
He disclosed that circumcision has a number of benefits especially in preventing diseases like HIV and cervical cancer in women.
The Minister urges young men not to shun circumcision advising that all the misconceptions about it should be thrown away as the country has excellent experts who correctly carry out the procedure.
“So I am just here to urge boys and girls not to shun male circumcision due to a number of fears because in this country we have excellent professionals in our theatres in the various hospitals both private and public owned that are experts in carrying out male circumcision.”
“They shouldn’t shun this exercise because it protects our women from being found in conditions of cervical cancer and minimize chances of acquiring HIV,” he said.
Dr Hamukale adds that it is government’s desire to have healthy Zambians by investing in preventive measures like male circumcision which he says minimizes chances of contracting the disease.