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RB donates drugs to rural health centres

Rural News RB donates drugs to rural health centres

President Rupiah Banda has donated medical drugs worth millions of Kwacha to two health institutions in Chipata.

Eastern Province Minister, Isaac Banda, made the donation on behalf of the President to Lunkhwakwa and Chipungo Rural Health Centres in Chipata Central and Luangeni constituencies respectively.

Speaking during the handover ceremony yesterday, Mr Banda said President Banda lobbied for the drugs from the International Drug Company ( IDC) after realizing that most rural health centers lacked essential drugs.

He said the gesture by the company was commendable as it had complemented government’s efforts in supplying drugs to rural health centers.

And Mr Banda thanked the President for taking the initiative of lobbying for the drugs from the IDC, adding that the shortage of drugs would be eased in rural areas.

“First of all, I would like to thank the President for taking the initiative to lobby for the drugs on behalf of the Zambian people and also the International Drug Company for accepting to release the drugs,” he said.

Mr Banda said government would continue to strive in order to assist rural people because that was where services were needed most.

Meanwhile, Chipata District Director of Health, Priscilla Zulu, said the district was grateful to the President for the donation, especially that most of the donated drugs are those that belong to primary health care.

The drugs that were donated included Loperamide, Fastamol and Dicloflame.



  1. This stinks.
    A president is not supposed to make donations like this. In the end we’ll have RB claiming the $8m in teh govt account is his.

  2. Well done RB and hope you will donate to other clinics in Zambia.The other question will be where you got the donations

  3. Donate? How? Out of his own pocket? Isnt this what the Ministry of Health is supposed to take care of? This is RB BS!

  4. We need to stop this! The president should not donate, but channel the drugs to ministry of health for distribution.

  5. Why did he make the donation to rural health centres in Eastern Province only. When pipo say wako ni wako type of mentality. Part of the of donation should have been made to a selected rural health centre in one of the rural provinces selected at random. Any way East – West Home is Home.

  6. chilubas mentality is back. presidential fund will be included in this years budget to allow RB to make more donations. awe chashupa nomba. 

  7. OK people, am confused here…part of the story reads: “Speaking during the handover ceremony yesterday, Mr Banda said President Banda lobbied for the drugs from the International Drug Company ( IDC) after realizing that most rural health centers lacked essential drugs.”

    How is then President donating these drugs if he the president lobbied fri them? You’d think this donation was his own initiative or something. Ba Kanitundila…mwayamba campaigning ka. African leaders awe shuwa, this is crazy. RB get ready to vacate state house. We’re tired of your nonsense already please!

  8. He is taking after Chiluba in every way!! Why should a president “donate” anything to anyone? That is supposed to be the function of government to provide and deliver goods and services to its citizens. Is this his personal money he is using to procure these drugs? How can you end political corruption like this?

  9. This was a donation to the Republic of Zambia, as the President lobbied on behalf of the Zambian government.
    So, what logic is there for the President to donate the same drugs to a government medical institution? Is there any sense in this “donation”?
    It can only happen in Zambia.
    This is why we are calling on the donor countries and other well-wishers to stop aiding Zambia due to such abuse.

  10. This is very misleading. Did RB buy those drugs using his money, in which case it would be sensible to ‘donate’. The Drug firm donated the drugs, but they gave RB to deliver on the Firm’s behalf.

  11. This doesn’t make any sense….”Speaking during the handover ceremony yesterday, Mr Banda said President Banda lobbied for the drugs from the International Drug Company ( IDC) after realizing that most rural health centers lacked essential drugs”…AFTER REALIZING? Come Mr President…with all dues respect sir, are you just now realizing this reality? Sure, this explains why most of us are syaing, please attend to domestic issues instead of being on the go teh whole time. Maybe, this would not come as a surprise to you that, this is the plight of most if not all medical centers in rural Zambia especially. I mean, it’s like you’re “donating” a donation that was given to the government. So, if the government yours now Mr President sir? Really, it’s like regifting a gift. Yaba…..

  12. another freaking side show at the zambia circus.

    the president should not be paid for lobbying. r.b and his administration must WORK and do the job they were voted to do. run zambia for the benefit of EVERY ZAMBIAN.

    zedian politics are just a waste of precious human life. sell zambia to taiwan!

  13. Facilitate the Ministry of Health to buy drugs for all hospitals and health centres wechimuntu iwe, not just for two rural health centres. Tabwelanso!

  14. if this banda chap used government money to buy the drugs then its not a donation. i strongly feel he didnt use his own money.

  15. ….am i getting this right? “a president donating drugs to a public health centre in his own country”. Why do these politicians hav e to use aid things and money for compaigning? Get some morden and classy ways of doing things please. This is not the KK era. Atase muletusebanya

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