President Edgar Lungu is scheduled under-go a medical check-up in South Africa next week.
Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda has confirmed that Mr. Lungu will under-go a routine medical check-up on Tuesday.
Mr. Chanda said at a media briefing in Pretoria that the medical check-up on the President will be done at a hospital after the African Union AU Summit taking place in Sandton City.
And Mr. Chanda has said the Zambian leader will have a busy schedule while in South Africa where he is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with eight Heads of State and Government to share views on various issues affecting Africa.
Mr. Chanda says President Lungu has been selected to represent the Southern African region during the New Partnership for Africa’s Development-NEPAD-Summit taking place on the side-lines of the AU Assembly to talk about women empowerment.
Mr. Chanda says the President will show-case Zambia’s experience on empowering women not just by appointing women to decision-making positions but through economic empowerment programmes as well.
The First Lady Esther Lungu will also have her own programme that includes attending the meeting of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS.