First Lady Christine Kaseba says Republican President Michael Sata is fine and has never been in a coma.
And Muchinga Province Minister Col. Gerry Chanda said in the recent past the province was neglected but it is now receiving a fair share of development.
Dr. Kaseba says it is unfortunate that people are plotting for the Head of State to be in a coma when he is fine and moving the nation forward.
ZANIS reports that the First Lady said this in Chinsali District today when she officiated at a girls mentorship training programme aimed at reducing teen pregnancies in Muchinga Province.
Sections of society and some on-line publications are on record of reporting that President Sata was in a Coma.
And Dr. Kaseba says the increase in teen pregnancies in the province is a crisis which must be tackled with urgent attention.
She said there is need for the girl child to enjoy their youth and succeed in education as opposed to getting pregnant at a tender age.
The increase in the number of cases is as a result of moral degradation in the community and has since called for parents to give guidance to their children, the First Lady said.
She told the gathering that the training programme will help girls to reach their levels of confidence and mentor them into becoming responsible adults.
Dr. Kaseba she is who she is today because of listening to elders in society and working hard at school.
She expressed concern over the increased number of teenage pregnancy which was forcing many girls in early marriages and later abandon their education.
Dr. Kaseba implored stakeholders like FAWEZA, Girl Guide, ZHECT and Junior Achievements for spearheading the fight against teen pregnancies.
Speaking earlier Muchinga Province Minister Col. Gerry Chanda says in the recent past the province which was earlier neglected but it was now receiving a fair share of development.
Col. Chanda said people in the province are happy with the visit of the First Lady as it will help the girls get mentorship from her.
He said the noble cause of the First Lady have been appreciated by all the residents of Muchinga Province.