First lady Esther Lungu has called on men in the country to care of their respective families thereby help foster strong family bonds and values. Mrs. Lungu said it is disheartening to see children drop out of school because they have been neglected by their fathers.
ZANIS reports that the First lady said this at Kafwanka primary school, Fibalala ward, in Milenge district.Mrs. Lungu also urged women to continue working hard in order to be counted in society adding that they should not feel behind men but rather at par.
The first lady later made donations of ten iron sheets, blankets, rice, chlorine and over K 10,000 to three women’s clubs namely Tubalange, Tulombeko and Natusambilile. On receiving the donation, Natusambilile Chairperson Rosemary Chibuye thanked Mrs. Lungu for the wonderful gesture.Mrs. Chibuye said the donation will go a long way in uplifting their standards of living.
Earlier, Milenge Constituency Member of Parliament Mwansa Mbulakulima assured residents that government will link the cassava farmers to the market.Mr. Mbulakulima said government has heard the cries of farmers who harvested their produce with hopes of being linked to potential buyers.He said plans are underway to ensure the farmers sell their cassava and earn income to sustain their livelihood.