First Lady Esther Lungu has arrived in Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Her Royal Highness Princess Latifa Bint Abulaziz Al-Saud the Spouse of His Excellency the King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The First Lady Madam Esther Lungu will meet her Royal Highness the Princess to discuss support for women and children’s programs in Zambia.
Included in her program is a visit to the King Faisal Specialized Hospital with a view to learn and solicit support for the possible construction of a similar hospital in Zambia.
The proposed Women’s Only Hospital will have a bed capacity of 800. Discussions will also include the establishment of a Tourism Hospital in Livingstone.
The program will also include a visit to Princess Nora University one of the largest female Universities in the World to discuss support for scholarships for women and girls.Further the First Lady will also visit Jeddah where she is expected to have meetings with the University Faculty at the King Abdulla University for Science and Technology.
Included in the program is a visit to the Riyadh Women’s Chamber of Commerce to look at partnerships in Food Processing, Agricultural Business as well as Livestock Rearing. Madam Lungu is accompanied to Saudi Arabia by Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary, Dr. Peter Mwaba, Agriculture Permanent Secretary, Dr. David Shamunenge and Dr. Patrick Nkanza, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education.