Government has been urged to start fully funding health institutions that are run by the church.

Government has been urged to start fully funding health institutions that are run by the church.

Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Zambia, William Mchombo, says that health institutions that are run by the church receive very little funding from government.

The Bishop said this when newly appointed Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Emmanuel Mwamba paid a courtesy call on him.

Bishop Mchombo also appealed to government to address problems of power outages by ZESCO, the Zambia Electricity Cooperation.

In response, Mr. Mwamba blamed authorities at ZESCO regional office for not announcing and explaining the situation to the people on radio stations.

Mr. Mwamba said that it’s important for the ZESCO regional manager to be informing people through the media whenever there is a problem.

He said that this would help residents to have a full understanding of the problems the power utility company is facing.

Mr. Mwamba, however, explained that the power outages currently being experienced are as a result of low water levels at Kafue and Kariba dams, which is making it difficult to generate enough power.

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