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.