—————First Lady Esther Lungu has expressed worry at the stalled construction works of Mungwi District Hospital.
Speaking when Mungwi District Commissioner Joyce Chanda called on her in Mungwi today, Mrs. Lungu described the state of affairs as sad.
She said the need for a district hospital in Mungwi cannot be over-emphasized as it would help in reducing some of the challenges faced by people in accessing health services.
The First Lady added that there is need for government through the Ministry of Health to scale up provision of quality health services in rural areas.
And Mrs. Lungu, who also visited and addressed various women clubs in Mungwi, has implored women to be innovative and help in reducing poverty levels in the country.
She said women are the cornerstone of development in any society hence the need for them to take a leading role in improving living standards in rural areas.
Earlier, Mungwi District Commissioner Joyce Chanda informed that the first lady that construction works at the district hospital have stalled for over a year now.
Ms. Chanda however said her office and the public at large are grateful to government for various developmental projects undertaken in the area such as the tarring of roads and women empowerment programmes.
First Lady Esther Lungu is on a tour of Northern Province and is accompanied by former first lady Vera Tembo Chiluba, Ministers’ spouses and PF officials from Kafue and Lusaka.