COPPERBELT Minister Mwansa Mbulakulima has advised Zambians to learn from strategies employed by Rotary clubs for business development and service delivery.
And president of the newly-formed Ndola-Kafubu Rotary Club, Kephas Katongo has pledged the club's commitment to helping to install modern equipment at Ndola Central Hospital.
Mr Mbulakulima said in Ndola at the weekend that business organisations and people tasked with making legislation for local authorities could benefit from ideas of Rotarians who had vast experience in service delivery.
Officiating at a Rotary Club of Ndola-Kafubu charter dinner at Mukuba Hotel on Saturday night, Mr Mbulakulima said the Government would always associate with Rotary clubs because of their commitment to helping the needy.
He said the Government had partnered with Rotarians in carrying out several development projects in various sectors of the economy.
He called on the Rotarians to continue partnering with the Government in the elimination of cholera.
The minister praised Rotary clubs for providing effective leadership and displaying selflessness and passion for the needy.
And Mr Katongo said the club leadership had resolved to seek a partnership with Ndola Central Hospital to prevent deaths due to lack of equipment and specialist services.
He said members of the Ndola-Kafubu Rotary Club were concerned that currently, a number of medical services were not being effectively provided by NCH due to lack of equipment.
"As one of our first projects, we want to see that a dialysis is installed at Ndola Central Hospital where lives have been lost because the institution lacks such a machine," he said.
Mr Katongo expressed hope that as a club which was formed with guidance from the Rotary Club of Ndola, the oldest Rotary club in the country, the Rotary Club of Ndola-Kafubu would add value to the local communities.
Club vice-president, Sam Phiri expressed optimism that the club would succeed because all the members shared a common vision, which was to attend to the problems of the needy in society.