Francistown Councillors call for legalisation of homosexuality, prostitution

Sex workers prowling a red light district
Sex workers prowling a red light district

FRANCISTOWN: Civic leaders in the second city have called on government to move swifly and recognise sex workers and homosexuals if at all the country is serious about winning the battle against HIV and AIDS.

Councillors said this when commenting on the presentation by an official from the National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA), during a special full council meeting on Tuesday.

The agency’s assistant deputy national AIDS coordinator, Joseph Kefas told the council that HIV prevalence among female sex workers is still a concern as it currently stands at 61.9% in Kasane, Francistown and Gaborone.  “In Francistown, the HIV prevalence amongst sex workers is 53.5%, with Gaborone at 65.5% and Kasane leading with 68.5%.

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