ZESCO has donated 20 bicycle ambulances to Chejezhi Africa in Mwinilunga worth K85, 000 to mitigate health access challenges.
Zesco North-western Regional Manager Alex Mbumba said the power utility company was cognizant of the need to plough back into the community.
Mr. Mbumba urged the Chejezhi to use the donated bicycles ambulance for the intended purpose and ensure mothers and children benefits from their service. And speaking during the event Chejezhi Africa Chief Executive Director Grace Yowani said the ambulances would enhance access to health care services by mothers and their children especially in hard to reach rural areas.
Ms. Yowani said access to health care services was important in the fight towards reducing maternal and infant mortality rates.
“Issues of maternal and child health are of great concern in Mwinilunga district and the nation as mothers and their children in rural areas walk long distances to access health care services,” she said
Ms. Yowani said her organization remained committed to supplementing government’s efforts in ensuring that people’s lives were uplifted.
And Mwinilunga acting District Commissioner Shayama Mangalilo thanked ZESCO for the gesture.
He said Government appreciated and recognized such social corporate responsibility aimed at addressing the plight of women and children in the district.