Thursday, June 13, 2024

Over K2 billion already given for buying of medicines for health facilities-Anthony Bwalya

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Special Assistance to the President for Press and Public Relations Anthony Bwalya has disclosed that government has so far disbursed over K2 billion for the procurement of medicines for health facilities across the country.

Bwalya said government is aware of the cries of the people of Zambia concerning lack of medicine in some health facilities.

Mr. Bwalya disclosed that government was addressing the problem and that by June this year, had released about 73 percent of the budget allocation meant for the procurement of medicines.

Mr. Bwalya observed that the lack of medicines in health centers will be a thing of the past as the government has already disbursed K2.7 billion for the procurement of essential drugs to be distributed to all health facilities countrywide.

Mr. Bwalya emphasized that government is committed to improving the quality of life for all Zambians through good health and improved service delivery.

He observed that President Hakainde Hichilema was concerned with the quality of health services being provided countrywide and has prioritized health service delivery through the mass recruitment of health workers countrywide.

Mr. Bwalya further stated that the mass recruitment of health workers and teachers was one of the many milestones that government has undertaken to improve the livelihood of youths through job creation.

He pointed out that the deployment and inclusion to the payroll of education and health workers within a space of one year was clear indication that President Hichilema was doing more than just delivering on his campaign promise.

In a related development. Mr Bwalya observed the poor state of roads in Luanshya district and promised to engage relevant authorities to ensure local contractors are given contracts to work on the roads.

Mr. Bwalya is in Luanshya district to feature on a special radio interactive program to discuss the challenges and aspirations of the people of Luanshya.

15 COMMENTS

    • Shut up kalya-nyoko. Where you and your husband, Jonathan Mutawire aka Edgar Chagwa-Chakolwa-Agwa Lungu aka meno meno were giving HIV to Swazi teenagers, HH is doing something to improve the health of the nation which you endangered with looting of all the money in the government coffers. The reason why the hospitals in Zambia are empty of medicine is that you are the ba kalya-nyoko who stole all the money that should have been used to buy medicine, and are now using it to pay for your exile in England.

  1. Anthony, this old fire-fighting tactic won’t work. Face the truth if you want to deal with the problem. We all know that Sylvia cancelled all medicine supply tenders and accused the dealers as being PF thieves. Recently she accused doctors and nurses as the culprits stealing medicines. But we all know that MoH under Sylvia hasn’t floated any tenders for supply of medicines. If indeed that money has been released, then there’s no hope that the UPND will perform. Next money Situmbeko will present another budget in Parley yet not even a single project has been implemented. The most talked about CDF is an illusive lie. The money isn’t available yet you want to blame Constituencies for non utilization of the funds. It’s just money in your mouths. The clocks are ticking

    • Sylvia is trying to clean up things, and clear these crooks out. I know Sylvia, she, HH, I and many others were together at UNZA at the same time. Sylvia is an intelligent woman, and she means well. She wipe out the stench of these PF (pilfering filth) from any kind of association with the government. She is going to clean up the medical supply chain. Just wath.

  2. Anthony do you not have a Govt Sposkeslady? Why do you have her in that position if you know too well that she is not suitable for that role…why waste taxpayers money on an empty suit?

    • I am very sorry I dont respond to Impostors who claim to places they are not and claim to use VPN stuck in one location for 6 years.

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    • Seems like you responded and up voted your own comment haha. You are abroad but don’t know that you can pay for country specific vpns. Some of you go abroad and yet are still dumber and behind us here in zambia.

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  3. Zambians don’t want to hear how much you
    Have spent but the availabllity of medicine
    In hospitals.The same applies to CDF it’s not
    25.7 but how much of this has been used by
    The people?

    • It’s actions speak louder than words. If the medicine is available people will openly say it. But people are complaining of lack of medicines in our health institutions. I know it’s not easy for government to keep us continuously supplied but it’s more painful for government to keep on lying.

    • Rome was not built in one day. Do not blame HH for rot caused by 30 years of MMD/PF corruption. We Zambians are reaping what we saw. We did not appreciate Kaunda, replaced him with a Congolese pigmy who wiped out the national coffers, sold the country to Lebanese homosexuals. We were briefly preserved by the decency of Mwanawassa. However the man was not whole as the criminals and he died to be by a foreign criminal in Rupiah Banda, who was followed by a worse foreign criminal in Michael Satan, who was followed by another foreign criminal in Jonathan Mutawire aka Edgar Chakolwa Lungu. Finally we have a Zambian who is trying to do fix all the crap the foreigners did

    • (**In English) Rome was not built in one day. Do not blame HH for the rot caused by 30 years of MMD/PF corruption. We Zambians are reaping what we sowed. We did not appreciate Kaunda, and replaced him with a Congolese pigmy who wiped out the national coffers, sold the country to Lebanese homosexuals. We were briefly preserved by the decency of Mwanawassa. However the man was not whole and he died to be replaced by a foreign criminal in Rupiah Banda, who was followed by a worse foreign criminal in Michael Satan, who was followed by another foreign criminal in Jonathan Mutawire aka Edgar Chakolwa Lungu. Finally we have a Zambian who is trying to do fix all the crap the foreigners did

  4. This is job foe MOH spokesperson or government spokesperson. You are state house spokesperson so stick to whatever is happening at state house. Learn to stick to your roles.

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