Zimbabwean health minister David Parirenyatwa has gone on record stating that the Chinese condoms are too small for the men of his nation.
To tackle the problem, he told the local companies to start manufacturing the condoms domestically.
The minister David Parirenyatwa said this during the launch of a new board for the HIV and Aids Wellness Coordinating Programme (ZPSHAWP) in the capital city of Harare, reported the local news portal newzimbabwe.com.
The report states that Zimbabwe has the sixth highest HIV figures in sub-Saharan Africa at 13.5 percent, with 1.3m people living with the virus in 2016.
Now, since Condom usage helps fight against HIV hence, they are vital for Zimbabwe but the Chinese condom makers make size too small and hence they become useless for men in Zimbabwe.
The Minister said:
“The southern African region has the highest incidence of HIV and we are promoting the use of condoms. Youths now have a particular condom that they like, but we don’t manufacture them. We import condoms from China and some men complain they are too small. If you want to be a big businessman, then manufacture them for the region.”