First Lady Esther Lungu is today expected in Rufunsa District of Lusaka Province for a day’s outreach programme and commissioning of boreholes.
And Rufunsa District Commissioner Judith Chama says a thunderous welcome awaits Mrs. Lungu.
ZANIS reports that Mrs. Lungu is also expected to commission boreholes in Kankumba and Mwachilele Wards of Rufunsa constituency.
Rufunsa District Commissioner Judith Chama confirmed Mrs. Lungu’s outreach programme in a tentative programme released to ZANIS today.
Mrs. Lungu who is also founder of the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust will be in the company of the International Islamic Relief Organisation of Saudi Arabia (IIROSA).
And according to a tentative programme released by Rufunsa District Administration,Mrs. Lungu will arrive in Sinjela area around 10:30 hours before departing for Mwachilele ward.
“The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia,Madam Esther Lungu is tomorrow expected in Rufunsa District of Lusaka Province for a one day outreach programme and commissioning of boreholes,” Mrs. Chama said.
Mrs. Chama has since commended the first lady for complimenting government efforts in the provision of safe and clean drink water in the district.
“The commissioning of these boreholes in the district will help in alleviating water challenges in Mwachilele and Kankumba Wards which arre some of the worst hit due perennial droughts,” she added.
The DC explained that Rufunsa District is drought prone and faces critical shortage of water for both domestic and farming activities.
Mrs. Chama further explained that government through Rufunsa District Council (RDC) has since bought a rig to drill boreholes aimed at cushioning the water challenges.
In July this year, the first lady was in the district were she donated solar powered lighting systems at Tenga and Shikabeta Central Rural Health Centres.