LILLIAN CHIKANDI writes
CHIEFTAINESS Chiawa has praised the Patriotic Front government for taking development to her chiefdom which has elated her people.
The traditional leader said her chiefdom had witnessed great development citing the Michael Chilufya Sata Bridge and the ambulance donation which was servicing the people of Kambale, Mugurameno, Chisakila and Chiawa areas.
Chieftainess Chiawa was speaking when first lady Esther Lungu officially handed over the recreation centre and medical container to Chiawa primary school and Chiawa mini clinic in Chiawa ward of Kafue district yesterday.
She thanked the first lady for opening up Chiawa to donors to bring about investment especially in the education and health sectors.
Ms Lungu said the two facilities were donated to the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust by its partners Direct Impact Explore Africa Zambia and Project CURE from USA aimed at helping the rural communities.
She said the donation was a clear testimony of the power of partnering with the outside community to bring development closer to the people
It was her hope that the recreation centre would help in fitness levels and impart good discipline in the pupils and other community members who may wish to use it.
She said sports was important because it helped to prevent some diseases and assisted youths to develop their sports kills hence deterring them from engaging in bad vices such as alcohol and drug abuse.
Mrs. Lungu also praised the donors for their great works that would go a very long way.
The Esther Lungu Foundation Trust also donated assorted items to Chiawa primary school such as bar and tablets of bathing soap toilet tissues, three footballs,22 pairs of sports stockens and sanitary towels.
She said she had donated sanitary towels because she did not want girls to go on a break during the learning term.
And while donating the medical container with equipment worth US$4,000, Ms. Lungu said government attached great
And speaking earlier Direct Impact Explore Africa Zambia assistant director Cherri Briggs said she was glad that Chieftainess Chiawa had permitted her organisation to add value to the community.
Ministry of youth and sports director Bessy Chilemu who represented the permanent secretary said the infrastructure was in line with government policies to improve sports facilities especially in rural areas.
And Ministry of general education Jobbicks Kalumba said there was no better investment other than education for the foundation of every nation.
Meanwhile, ministry of health permanent secrtary Ms Kakulubelwa Mulelalu thanked the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust for donating to Chiawa mini clinic to improve the delivery of primary health care of the community members and expects that the community will increase access to the facility as they are assured of good services.
And Coca Cola corporate affairs and marketing manager Francine Haloba said her company attached great importance to investing in the health sector as social corporate responsibility for a healthier nation.