Some women plying commercial sex work in the city of Mzuzu have announced a reduction of about 50 percent for all their services in a bid to meet the equilibrium.
A random interview with some leisure consultants at various drinking joints in Mzuzu town revealed that the decision have been effected following the decline in sells due to the strict measures put in place by government in the fight against the spreading of coronavirus.
“Most of our reliable clients in town are complaining of being broke, as you can see even a number of those imbibing have greatly dwindled, so we have no choice but slashing down the service charges so as to attract our clients back” said one of the renowned sex worker at Zolozolo.
She further said the pandemic has greatly hampered economic activities to a point of greatly reducing the number of even those playing pool and eating assorted types of meat products at the drinking joint.
This comes in the wake of a continental grouping of commercial sex workers across Africa revealed that the diverse effects of coronavirus has greatly affected their business as clients do not patronize them like before.
It has also been established that, most leisure escorts in the evergreen city are failing to sustain their livelihood because of the volatile business environment at the moment which has already forced some girls to relocate to other towns or even back home.
“Our business is hand to mouth of some sort of, so when there is no good business one has no choice but either trek out to another town or else parents back home should get prepared to receive us back,” she said.
Several leisure consultants also added that plying sex business is not only risky but very expensive as well considering the high cost of living, clothing, soaps and powders which are used for them to look radiant at all times.
Now with only K500 clients can now be able to access some services and at times some consultants allow negotiations for an upfront payment
Some sex workers in the country are reported to be in the process of pressing government to consider instituting a legal provision that will create a favorable environment protecting them and their trade.