The construction of Lumezi School of Nursing in the Catholic Diocese of Chipata has advanced.
Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) National Health Coordinator, Sr Matildah Mubanga,DOR who disclosed the development to Catholic Media Services (CMS) further commended the local community for owning the project. “There is progress in the construction of Lumezi Nursing School. And it is very good that the local community has owned the project by helping in moulding the bricks,” Sr. Matildah said. Approximately 80,000 bricks have since been moulded by the community and a 1x 3 classroom block has since been built up to window level. And Sr Mubanga, DOR has appealed for more help in making sure that the nursing school is opened to the community within the stipulated time. “Though we have advanced, the pace is slow. We therefore appeal for financial and material support from the business community, lay people and just everyone because when the school is opened it shall belong to the community not the Catholic Church,” She said. In another development, government has replaced medical equipment that were gutted at Chilonga Nursing School in Mpika diocese last year. Sr. Matildah has however stated that works on the burnt nursing school have not yet started. “Works on the burnt Chilonga School of nursing have not yet started because we are still looking for resources. But I must mention that government has replaced the medical equipment that were destroyed in that fire,” she said.