Government will build eight(8) health posts across Itezhi Tezhi district in order to improve accessibility to quality health services.
Agriculture and Livestock Deputy Minister Greyford Monde disclosed this during international women’s day cerebrations held at Masemu grounds in Itezhi Tezhi yesterday.
Mr. Monde said that this is in line with government’s policy to ensure people in rural areas have easier access to health services.
Last year government and three Indian construction companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Involving about U$ 55 million for the construction of 650 pre-fabricated health posts nationwide.
“Itezhi Tezhi district will benefit from the construction of 650 health posts. Eight health posts have been given to Itezhi Tezhi district,” Mr. Monde said.
He said that Officials from Ministry of Health will next week be in the district to launch the construction of the health facilities.
And Mr. Monde has said that certain traditional practices have hindered women from realizing their full potential and that government wants s to improve the welfare of girls and women in the country.
“Government has shown commitment in improving women empowerment by making it mandatory that 30% of the loans given out by the Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) are given to women,” Mr. Monde said.
And Itezhi Tezhi district International women’s day organising committee chairperson Florence Mulambe said gender based violence was on the increase in Itezhi Tezhi.
She further said that women in the district lack access to cervical cancer screening and that there was need for government to make these services available in the district.