—–First Lady, Christine Kaseba-Sata, has called for the decentralisation of specialist health services countrywide.
Dr Kaseba says it is unfortunate that specialist health personnel are only concentrated in Lusaka and other urban areas, making it difficult for rural communities to access specialist health care.
She said this when she received a KR270 000 donation on behalf of Ubutala Ubwa Bumi (UUB) from China Non Ferrous Metal Mining (CNMC) at State House today.
The First Lady, who is the chairperson for UUB thanked, CNMC for the donation, saying it will go a long way in helping achieve UUB’s objective of improving the livelihood of women and children.
Dr Kaseba appealed to CNMC to consider extending its investment to rural areas and create job opportunities for the rural population.
And CNMC President, Luo Tao, said his firm has created a total of 12 000 jobs since its inception in Zambia 15 years ago.
Mr Luo said though Zambia and China are miles apart, the two countries still share a strong relationship based on improving the livelihoods of both countries.
He pledged his company’s continued support in accelerating development countrywide through increased investment.
Ubutala Ubwa Bumi (UUB) is a Non Governmental Organisation which aims at improving maternal and child health in Zambia being headed by First Lady Dr Kaseba.