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Juru, Nyamapanda record highest number of sex workers

Juru growth point and Nyamapanda Border Post have the highest concentration of commercial sex workers in Mashonaland East province, the National Aids Council (Nac) has said.

by Jairos Saunyama

Nac latest statistics which were provided by an organisation called Sisters With A Voice indicated that between January and May this year, of the 493 sex workers who visited their sites dotted across the province seeking counselling services, 165 were from Nyamapanda, while 122 were from Juru.

According to the report, this year only, Mutoko had 66, Murewa 62, while Marondera had 78 sex workers visiting the sites in pursuit of safe sex education.

Between 2009 and May 2015, Juru recorded 1 444, while Nyamapanda had 1 448.

During the same period, Marondera recorded 278, Murewa 1 035, while Mutoko recorded 1 099.

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