LUANGWA township clinic in Kitwe has received a short-in the arm following the donation of a Gen-set to alleviate the challenges of load-shedding at the clinic especially in the maternity ward where pregnant women have been giving birth under candle light in the night.
The Gen-set, costing K14,000, was donated by Kitwe businessman Pavyuma Kalobo after cries from Luangwa township residents that pregnant women were giving birth in the dark because the clinic had no electricity at night.
Speaking during the donation at Luangwa clinic yesterday, sister in charge Julien Matindi said the genset would alleviate the problems of load-shedding at the clinic especially in the maternity ward.
Ms Matindi said the gesture by Mr Kalobo to donate the genset would improve operations of the clinic and serve the residents of the township effectively.
“We have been facing challenges of load-shedding at the clinic, especially in the maternity ward where in some situations pregnant women have been giving birth under candle light, but with the donation of the genset, pregnant women will no longer give birth under candle light.
“We are delighted by this gesture which Mr Kalobo has shown and I must say it will go a long way to improve the service delivery at the clinic,” Ms Matindi said.
Mr Kalobo said he had decided to donate the genset following several cries from the residents that the clinic needed one to alleviate the challenges of load-shedding.
Mr Kalobo also promised to put up a slab at the Youth Health Corner and also buy new curtains for the maternity ward.
He said Government was facing various challenges and so it was imperative that individual businessmen should try to supplement Government’s efforts in various ways.
“Load-shedding has come because of natural causes and we can’t blame anybody for this problem, but we should just work towards alleviating the challenges of load-shedding. So let us work together to deal with various challenges which we are facing as a country.
“For me, Pavyuma Kalobo and my family, I will try my best to do things I can to help improve people’s lives. Others should also do something in their own way. Let us be united and maintain peace in the country,” Mr Kalobo said.