CHOMBA MUSIKA, Monze
AS Zambia prepares to celebrate its Independence Golden Jubilee next Friday, First Lady Christine Kaseba has implored citizens to use the occasion to thank God for the peace and providence he has continued to bestow upon the country.
And Dr Kaseba has commended Monze Mission Hospital for its unwavering commitment to providing quality health care services to the people of Southern Province and the entire country.
Speaking when she officiated during the Monze Mission Hospital Golden Jubilee anniversary yesterday, Dr Kaseba called on citizens to use the Golden Jubilee to thank God for the prevailing historic peace.
â€œAs we celebrate the Golden Jubilee in a few daysâ€™ time, we cannot but thank our heavenly Father for the peace that has prevailed in our country.
â€œWe thank our President, our Government for acknowledging Godâ€™s favour in the 50 years of independence,â€ she said.
Dr Kaseba, who was flanked by Southern Province Minister Daniel Munokombwe and permanent secretary Anne Sinyangwe, said there is need to give glory to God.
Dr Kaseba said the health institutionâ€™s commitment to providing quality health care has largely contributed to the countryâ€™s reduction of neo-natal and infant mortality.
â€œI am delighted that Zambiaâ€™s 2013/2014 health demographic surveyâ€™s preliminary results indicate a reduction in neo-natal, under-five and maternal mortality and as a country we canâ€™tÂ talk about these encouraging words without noting that Monze Mission Hospital has made significant contributions in reducing unwarranted deaths of children and women in Zambia,â€ Dr Kaseba said.
She earlier toured Monze Mission Hospital and interacted with patients.
Dr Kaseba also donated assorted foodstuff to patients and health equipment, which includes a delivery bed and vacuum extractors.
Earlier, Monze diocese bishop Moses Hamungole said the Catholic Church will continue to uplift the lives of citizens through provision of quality health care.
And Monze Mission Hospital medical superintendent Kakanda Ngalula named electricity load shedding and intermittent water supply as some of the major challenges faced at the institution.
CHOMBA MUSIKA, Monze