Date:
July 16, 2024
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CEC enhances Kitwe Teaching Hospital with new Paediatric Ward and ICU, investing 7 million Kwacha in healthcare

The Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) handed over the refurbished Luntembwe paediatric ward and newly constructed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Kitwe Teaching Hospital to the Government of the Republic of Zambia on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

The modernised ward and newly created ICU, costing seven million Kwacha, will improve the delivery of healthcare services for children.

The Minister of Health, Honourable Sylvia.T. Masebo, MP., commended CEC for the gesture, urging hospital management to guard the investment.

The CEC Board Chairperson, Mr. London Mwafulilwa said the investment is part of CEC’s commitment to delivering its CSR pillar on health, which is further aligned to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) no.3, which focuses on good health and well-being.


Since 2018, CEC has contributed over 37 million Kwacha towards various healthcare initiatives.

During a tour of the ward, a mother to one of the children in the ICU said the newly created eight-capacity ICU will contribute to the speedy recovery of her child due to the conducive environment and state-of-the-art equipment in the ward.

CEC’s CSR is anchored on the pillars of health, education, young people, sport, social infrastructure, public policy, and the environment.

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Verona Mwila Nkolola
Head Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
[email protected]

About CEC Plc
Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) is a Zambian power generation, transmission, distribution, and supply company, operating in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia and the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). CEC operates in the DRC market through its subsidiary, CEC-DRC SARL.

CEC is a major supplier of power to the mining industry in the region and is a member of the Southern African Power Pool, a pioneering international power trader in Southern Africa. The company is publicly traded on the Lusaka Securities Exchange with more than 5,000 investors. It is the first locally listed company to achieve market capitalization ZMK 11 billion.

About Kitwe Teaching Hospital
Kitwe Teaching Hospital offers comprehensive quality healthcare and medical services, and it also focuses on teaching, research, and development within the limits of available resources.

Located in the city of Kitwe in the Copperbelt Province, the hospital was originally commissioned in 1958 as Llewelyn Hospital, named after Lord Llewelyn, a governor in Northern Rhodesia. The name was changed to Kitwe Central Hospital in 1964.

As a third-level referral hospital, Kitwe Teaching Hospital serves Zambia’s second-largest city. It has a 664-bed capacity and handles up to 1,300 patients daily.

about CEC

Copperbelt Energy Corporation is a Zambian-based power infrastructure solutions provider. It supplies reliable, cost-effective power to industrial, commercial, and residential customers across sub-Saharan Africa.

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