The King Salman Humanitarian Aid, of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Relief Center has donated foodstuffs worth US$ 2 millon towards the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust (ELFT).
And receiving the food hamper donation, First Lady Esther Lungu ysterday has commended King Salman Bin Abdulazizi Al- Saud for fulfilling his pledge to the trust following her visite to the Arabic nation, recently.
ZANIS reports that Ms. Lungu said it was gratifying that results from the discussions over a number of issues were bearing fruit as exhibited by the relief food package to her organization.
She said the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre’s huge donation of 30,000 food baskets broken into 4,000 food packs apportioned at 60 kilograms per vulnerable households, would go a long way towards the needy.
The First Lady assured the Saudi Delegation that her organization would in partnership with the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit ensure that intended beneficiaries receive the aid.
Ms. Lungu said she was also elated to note that Saudi Arabia’s not only providing food donations to Zambia but also ensuring that people become economically empowered through various initiative like the Goat export trade deal.
And Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Zambia Abdulllar Alowaifeer said the his country values its bilateral relations with Zambia.
Mr. Alowaifeer said Saudi Arabia would work on initiatives beyond mere donations so as to yield sustainability of activities among Zambians.
Speaking earlier Team Leader from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre Emad Alasalen said the food hamper donation which included one tone of dates, mealie Meal, rice, cooking oil, sugar, salt, biscuits had come through a directive by King Abdulazizi Al- Saud in response to the First Lady’s request.