Visiting Australian Governor General, Quentin Bryce, says her
government is eager to support efforts of improving maternal health in Zambia.
Mrs. Bryce said Zambia and Australia have enjoyed strong bonds of relations, hence her country’s determination to support Zambia’s programmes in line with vision of achieving the Millenium Development Goals, MDGs.
She said this in Chongwe yesterday when she inspected Australian funded income generating youth projects at the Christian Children Fund, CCF, offices.
She also commended CCF for playing an important role in efforts of uplifting the living standards of vulnerable children in society.
She, further, added that youths are significant partners in national economic growth, hence required skills training to enhance their involvement.
And CCF Director, Victor Koyi, is happy with the continued support that his organization is getting from the Austrian government through the Child fund.
Mr. Koyi said the fund has helped improve the well being of vulnerable children and youths in communities.
He has also disclosed that CCF Zambia through the child fund in the next five years will scale up programmes in maternal health, education, and in the reduction of HIV/AIDS programmes among others.