First Lady Esther Lungu has said that her rural outreach programmes are meant to give President Edgar Lungu honest feedback on how people in the remote parts of the country are living.
Mrs. Lungu said that President Lungu supports her work because he too wants to see development reach all corners of the country.
She says people in rural areas are looking up to their elected leaders to transform their lives.
Mrs. Lungu was speaking when she addressed hundreds of people in Chipete ward of Chembe district which she visited this morning on her continued tour of Luapula province.
She further called on civil society organisations to spread their activities to the remote parts of the country.
Mrs. Lungu said it is sad that in some places she has been to, there is no single NGO or civil society organisation.
She said civil society organisations should supplement government efforts in delivering social services to the people.
The first lady also interacted with pupils at Chipete primary school and donated food and groceries for the girls.
She also donated hygiene packs and bicycles to Chipete rural health center and gave out 5,000 Kwacha to each of the seven women cooperative groups.