Letter to the Editor

Kudos First Lady for touching lives

Dear editor,
THE First Lady, Esther Lungu, deserves commendation for the work she is doing to uplift the lives of many vulnerable people across the country, through her Esther Lungu Foundation Trust.
She has been in the forefront fighting child marriages and teenage pregnancies, mostly in rural areas where these cases are rampant. The First Lady also promotes good health by encouraging people to eat healthy.
Access to education at any level is close to her heart, which has compelled her to sponsor vulnerable children’s education. Mrs Lungu does this through partnering with well-wishers such as corporate entities and individuals. This is because the task is a mammoth one which requires colossal sums of money to be executed.
In the area of water and sanitation, her foundation has sunk boreholes, particularly in remote parts of the country, where the problem is acute.
The people afflicted with hunger have not been left out either. Affected families have been assisted with relief food to ameliorate the hunger.
Through her foundation, the First Lady has also been working to empower women with capital to enable them embark on income generating ventures.
The First Lady‘s contributions to the country through her foundation are too many to itemize, therefore, she deserves commendation by all well-meaning Zambians.
ELEMIYA PHIRI
Lusaka

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