Canadian NGO builds clinic in Gwembe
By Staff Reporter
Glasscom foundation in partnership with Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has officially handed over a health post and two staff houses costing over K3.5 million in Gwembe, Southern Province to the Zambian government.
Speaking during the handover ceremony held at Nazikuye health post in Gwembe, acting District Commissioner Justus Phiri said government takes infrastructure development as a cornerstone to the overall development of the country.
“Our overall goals of improving the health status of people in Zambia in order to contribute to socio-economic development and all these we strive to achieve within the context of a clean, caring and competent health care environment,” he said.
Phiri further thanked the Glassco foundation for the financial support rendered in the construction of the health post.
And Glassco foundation Director Debbie Norman said the thought of building a health centre in Nazikuye started last year after handing over a school in the same area.
Norman said people of Nazikuye were in need of a health facility and as a foundation, they decided to construct one.
Meanwhile, Chief Munyumbwe thanked Glassco foundation and the government for the health post in Nazikuye.
Glassco foundation, a Canadian Charitable Organization in partnership with ADRA, has constructed over 10 health posts in Gwembe and a number of schools in the past years.