First Lady Esther Lungu
First Lady Esther Lungu with STAG African managing Director Adam Essa during the Launch of Galaxy Lighting Technologies’ Solar Power system at Shikabeta clinic in Rufunsa District on July 11,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

The Esther Lungu Foundation Trust has donated and installed solar power systems at two Rural Health Centres in Rufunsa district of Lusaka province.

The Solar lighting system that wes acquired with the help of the friends of the trust, Galaxy Technologies, have been installed at Tengama and Shikabeta Central Health Posts.

ZANIS reports that First Lady, Esther Lungu, who is in Rufunsa district for a three day visit, launched the solar power project at Shikabeta Central Rural Health Centre today.

The First Lady explained that with the good lighting system in place, the clinic will now be able to conduct any medical procedure at any time.

She further explained that the newly installed solar power system will serve expectant motherd from waiting for daybreak to be attended to properly.

She stated that solar power will also solve the problem of storage of drugs through refrigeration especially that Rufunsa is not yet connected to the national power grip.

She thanked Galaxy Technologies for partnering with her foundation in the provision of solar power equipment in rural health posts and centres across the country.

And Galaxy Technologies Managing Director, Adams Essa, noted that the same system that has been installed in Shikabeta can be implemented at all state community facilities throughout Zambia.

Mr Essa said his company has provided not only the technical solution but also the required funding of more than $45 000 to ensure that the first two rural health posts in Rufunsa district area provided with sufficient power for all its lighting requirements.

The company has since proposed a long term partnership with the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust to rollout the programme for not only all the health posts in Zambia but all other community facilities in the country.

Mr Essa disclosed that his company has secured donor funding for these types of programmes and that through the partnership they can access all the funding to support not only the programme in Rufunsa district all other required community facilities.

Earlier, Rufunsa District Commissioner, Judith Chama, commended government for implementing various developmental projects aimed at bettering the welfare of the people in the new district.

Mrs Chama said the people are happy with government’s developmental agenda.

First Lady Esther Lungu hands over hospital bed to Shikabeta
First Lady Esther Lungu hands over hospital bed to Shikabeta
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First Lady Esther Lungu and Chieftainess Shikabeta
First Lady Esther Lungu launches solar lighting system
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  1. Virtuous woman! Keep on with the good work mama. You and your husband are the best thing to happen to Zambian after the discovery of copper.

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    • Foundation of all foundations….HOPE foundation, MM foundation, CK Sata foundations

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    • Why is it that these foundations die immediately their husbands are out of office? Do they use taxpayer’s money? Remember Vera Chiluba’s Hope Foundation, Maureen Mwanawasa’s Fountain of Hope, Thandiwe Banda’s fimofimo Foundation, Kaseba’s Foundation and now Esther’s Foundation. What happens to all this money when they leave office?

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    • The truth is that, all the guys who donate to these foundations just want access to their husbands to conduct their illegal activities.

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    • Can she provide evidence of the source of financing? This is tax payer’s money. There is no donation here. This belongs to the Zambians because it is their tax money been used. Don’t start fake donations just when you have seen your useless husband is going to lose. Please start preparing food for him to take to court because that is where he will be spending his time for all the bad things he has been doing.

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    • What a sorrowful woman. I feel pit for her, the image builders have used all kind of resources on her, but nothing changes. You will never see humble
      Mutinta Hakainde do such things.

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    • We have a murderer in State House! The blood of Mapenzi is on Lungu’s hands.

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  2. Even if you donate your soul,you and your heartless,ruthless,brainless,hopeless,useless and your drunkard husband are going back to the shambles of chawama bars. TOGETHER WE SAY NO TO DUNUNA REVERSE!!!! ZAMBIA HAS TO MOVE FORWARD.

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  3. Why not lecture your so called husband to stop violence, this stupid woman did shed some crocodile tears when she was shown the video of a woman in kafue but she has not said a word on the death of an innocent Upnd woman. Utupemeno ubukulu kwati bwendo bwakwa ngoshe.

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  4. First lady taxpayers foundation is an appropriate name for these foundations run by presidents’ wives. I wonder why Betty Kaunda never had a foundation!

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    • Really laughable …just in a mere 14 months Ba Ester from Chamwama has now friends who are big players in the solar industry!!

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  5. All this will go to the mafi drain, once your dull lawyer leaves power. Mukaja tuvi!

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  6. Show us the solar system , for all we know it could be only 4 car batteries connected together that will last for 4 days ati $45K.

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  7. “The Solar lighting system that was acquired with the help of the “friends” of the trust, Galaxy Technologies, have been installed at Tengama and Shikabeta Central Health Posts.”
    This is how corruption works; the company donates this in return for a million dollar GRZ solar project…dig deeper you will find this company has worked with GRZ via that corrupt Presidential Slush Fund the Lazy Bum utilises. If you want to help people do you need to do it via a trust? One week you are campaigning with your husband and next you are donating things whilst saying its not political. Ba Ester which friends? Where are these so called friends when your Husbands are kicked out of State House? Where is Hope Foundation or Mpundu Trust today? These are simply organisations used to launder stolen…

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    • You are spot on mate.

      The company could have just donated the solar systems rather than going through the first lady.

      This is how corruption is encouraged and perpetuated. What a scam of a trust?

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  8. Still the same old bitterness, anyway its good to note some names are still dreaming on here.. Been out on study leave.. Iam back..

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  9. So the current PF government led by your drunkard husband is so useless and incompetent they cannot provide these items? ??

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  10. Can she provide evidence of the source of financing? This is tax payer’s money. There is no donation here. This belongs to the Zambians because it is their tax money been used. Don’t start fake donations just when you have seen your useless husband is going to lose. Please start preparing food for him to take to court because that is where he will be spending his time for all the bad things he has been doing.

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  11. This is HOW VERA CHiluba started with MACRIBOUY Later they started enjoying eACH OTHER Chiluba dicovered then he filed for divorce and granted ku chilenje,this YOUNG MACRIBOUY will eat Easter then ECL DIVORCE again for the filth time like HH WILL LOOSE FOR THE FILTH TIME and most likey MARRY GUY SCOTS DUAGTER LOVENESS

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  12. Donated solar power but failed to give Mapenzi’s family especially her son money. Failed to even pay the burial costs. Such an evil woman using social media for photo ops. You and your husband are finished. Whatever they told you to do is not working and you are making people angry with a reminder your husband murdered a precious young lady. Just hide and continue hiding until August 11, 2016. The only one to forgive you and your husbands sins in God.

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  13. Donates …oh my foot! The article sounds as if Esther went and bought the solar panels using her money and donated them to this Hospital.

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  14. This person. me, the selfsame blogger, where I live, wealthy people through there charities are more involved in donations while politicians are more involved in lobbying for funds.Anyway most of the clinics are private and better have your selfsame healthy insurance to survive.Only in the shadow of Africa where selfsame first ladies are donating.Where I live selfsame first lady is involved with championing causes for education,sports and what not.Sometimes she is officiating a function or giving a motivation speech in some university.This selfsame donations are only common in the shadow of Africa.Maybe they are nurtured to the PR suitable to appeal to the selfsame African.

    I thank you

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  15. Naba Esther Lungu nabeshiba ati kuya bebele,three day working visit..my foot,where does she work?

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  16. Its sad that this platform has now degenarated to such very low & certainly alarming levels.. Where are the big heads that will follow objectivity to the root..
    Admin should give guidance to avoid this wonderful fora heading the dog watch way..

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    • Are you looking for the selfsame pf praises, you already have the GRZ media and other online media.Here you get variety.It is up to you to read or just ignore the comments.Why getting worked up over comments from faceless people you selfsame cadre chinyama.

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  17. Pres. Lungu must put his
    Christianity into action

    LAST FRIDAY, something really terrible happened in Lusaka.
    The opposition UPND had earlier in the week notified the police of their intention to hold a political rally in Chawama on Friday and in Kanyama over the weekend. At the very last minute, the police informed the UPND leadership that their planned rally had been cancelled due to the poor security situation. But the opposition UPND protested the decision and decided that they would defy the decision. Some youths opted to march to the venue. Unfortunately, the police reacted by firing live bullets and teargas canisters at the unarmed youths. In the process, a number of UPND supporters were badly injured while about 2 were killed. And according to the police, about 22…

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  18. protesters were arrested.
    This is not really the first time something this disturbing is happening. From the time the election campaigns started, we have seen carders from the opposition UPND and the ruling PF clashing from time to time. A number of deaths have actually been recorded. But what happened last week Friday is something that could have been avoided. It appears to us that the police in this country is failing us.
    Firstly, it is very, very difficult for us to understand why the police decided to cancel the UPND rally. Their reasons for cancelling the rally are not very valid. This is the campaign period where all political parties need to freely sell themselves to the electorates. And as such, we have seen the ruling PF hold rallies whenever and wherever they feel like…

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  19. Today, no one can walk around the streets of Lusaka wearing UPND regalia. Such a person would be beaten like no man’s business. On the other hand, PF supporters are free to wear any type PF regalia they feel like. So, where are the police to protect the UPND supporters? Mr. President, you have told us that you are a humble Christian man who is God fearing. You see, being Christian is not about uttering mere words and attending church services. It’s mostly about actions and how you treat people. Show us your Christianity by doing the correct thing. In the meantime, nearly everything is depending on you. The violence will end when you act. The police will become professional as soon as you act. Please act soon before this Christian nation of us goes on fire. May God bless Zambia.
    The…

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  20. Mr. President, you have told us that you are a humble Christian man who is God fearing. You see, being Christian is not about uttering mere words and attending church services. It’s mostly about actions and how you treat people. Show us your Christianity by doing the correct thing. In the meantime, nearly everything is depending on you. The violence will end when you act. The police will become professional as soon as you act. Please act soon before this Christian nation of us goes on fire. May God bless Zambia.
    The Church, Sunday July 10-17,2016

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  21. The first lady had a vision, she started campaigning from day 1 in state house while the other person was still enjoying state house life, he only started trying to run when his friends were nearing the finish line.

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  22. I have been following the election season with keen interest. I suggest it’s never a good idea for any politician to have their spouse campaign on their behalf. It’s a recipe for disaster because I think it carries a dynastic tone.

    So I am surprised this is happening. Someone could explain.

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  23. A week ago there was an article here of “Lusaka’s new Satellite City” a Solar powered city.Esther Lungu co own Shishima holdings,company that manufatures Solar Panels.The way it works is that;when people apply for government tenders,Lungu and his minions threatens the applicants that they ll only get the tender to supply or build if he or his family & freinds directly became partners in that project.Therefore most of these companies because they ve to make profit,they are forced to comply,& directly cede shares to Lungu & his minions including Esther.So most of these Companies donating,supplying & building they are actually owned by Lungu or Esther themselves.Its there companies.

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  24. Where did this shebeen owner find money to donate? Imagine what she’s keeping for herself. This is another Thandiwe Banda! Zambians, Please wake up from your slumber!

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  25. BRIBING RURAL COMMUNITIES BEFORE ELECTIONS!!! RUFUNSA WILL NOT SEE HER AGAIN….THAT IS TILL THE NEXT ROUND OF ELECTIONS IN 5 YEARS TIME!

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