First Lady Esther Lungu talks to LAZ president Linda Kasonde as LAZ Executive Director Edward Sakala (R)after the Breakfast meeting to celebrate achievements of the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women in the provision of Legal Aid servicea in Zambia at Taj Pamodzi Hotel on Thursday,May 11,2017 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

First Lady Esther Lungu has commended the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women for extending provision of its free legal services to rural areas.

Mrs Lungu said she is delighted that provision of legal aid services have been decentralized adding that the marginalised in society are now able to access legal representation.

ZANIS reports that the First Lady has since urged the National legal clinic to consider setting up more paralegal desks in all the districts in addition to the 69 desks that have been established in 39 districts in the country.

However, Mrs Lungu called for doubling of efforts in reducing the high numbers of gender based violence in the country.

She stated that the latest statistics released by the Zambia Police Service showed that in the first quarter of 2017, 5,464 gender based violence cases were reported as compared to 4,998 reported during the same quarter last year.

Mrs Lungu further said that 24 murder cases were related to gender based violence compared to 13 during the same period last year.

And speaking earlier Law Association of Zambia president Linda Kasonde disclosed that the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women has in the last four years represented over 4,000 women and children before the courts of law.

Ms Kasonde said that the legal clinic represents over 1,000 clients annually throughout the country in the courts of law and recorded a success rate of 80 per cent.

Meanwhile Head of Development Corporation at the Embassy of Sweden said his country is pleased to associate its self with the achievements the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women has attained.

First Lady Esther Lungu talks to LAZ president Linda Kasonde as LAZ Executive Director Edward Sakala (R)after the Breakfast meeting to celebrate achievements of the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women in the provision of Legal Aid servicea in Zambia at Taj Pamodzi Hotel on Thursday,May 11,2017 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu talks to LAZ president Linda Kasonde as LAZ Executive Director Edward Sakala (R)after the Breakfast meeting to celebrate achievements of the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women in the provision of Legal Aid servicea in Zambia at Taj Pamodzi Hotel on Thursday,May 11,2017 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu talks to LAZ president Linda Kasonde as LAZ Executive Director Edward Sakala (R)after the Breakfast meeting to celebrate achievements of the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women in the provision of Legal Aid servicea in Zambia at Taj Pamodzi Hotel on Thursday,May 11,2017 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu talks to LAZ president Linda Kasonde after the Breakfast meeting to celebrate achievements of the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women in the provision of Legal Aid servicea in Zambia at Taj Pamodzi Hotel on Thursday,May 11,2017 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu talks to Law Association of Zambia Executive Director Edward Sakala (right) while LAZ President Linda Kasonde (c) listens during the National Legal Aid Clinic for Woman breakfast meeting at Pamodzi Hote
First Lady Esther Lungu talks to Law Association of Zambia Executive Director Edward Sakala (right) while LAZ President Linda Kasonde (c) listens during the National Legal Aid Clinic for Woman breakfast meeting at Pamodzi Hote
First Lady Esther Lungu talks to Law Association of Zambia Executive Director Edward Sakala (right) while LAZ President Linda Kasonde (c) listens during the National Legal Aid Clinic for Woman breakfast meeting at Pamodzi Hote
First Lady Esther Lungu talks to Law Association of Zambia Executive Director Edward Sakala (right) while LAZ President Linda Kasonde (c) listens during the National Legal Aid Clinic for Woman breakfast meeting at Pamodzi Hotel
First Lady Esther Lungu confers with Dr. Maureen Mwanawasa during the National Legal Aid Clinic for Woman breakfast meeting at Pamodzi Hotel
First Lady Esther Lungu confers with Dr. Maureen Mwanawasa during the National Legal Aid Clinic for Woman breakfast meeting at Pamodzi Hotel
First Lady Esther Lungu poses for a photograph with LAZ president Linda Kasonde and Lawyers after the Breakfast meeting to celebrate achievements of the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women in the provision of Legal Aid servicea in Zambia at Taj Pamodzi Hotel on Thursday,May 11,2017 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
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  1. This is the progress we want for Zambian women! Keep at it ladies. Zambian women are very smart and innovative too bad their men are drunks and treasonists!

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    • Koma photoshop ikali. Linda Kasonde looks like my grandma. Elyo palya ninshi nasamba! All in all keep it up ladies.

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    • I agree with you Nubian princess. In the rest of the world men lead and work hard, in Zambia our leaders drink too much, or try to run the president off the road.

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  2. Ms. ECL this is a total transformation maybe we need this for mutinta as well Kubota basa..maurinee doing zanja! No shy do the hour Kaili!

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