MMD President Dr Nevers Mumba on Wednesday toured Mongu, Western Province where he paid a courtesy call on the Litunga to offer his condolences on the loss of his wife, the Queen of the Lozi people.
Dr. Mumba who arrived at the palace at 10 Hours was met by more than 12 Indunas led by lnduna Inete Akapelwa Silumbu.
And speaking when he addressed the Indunas, Dr Mumba said his party valued the traditions and culture of the nation.
He pledged that the former ruling party would continue to stand by the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) in both the good and bad times such as this period in which the Establishment was mourning the loss of their Queen Mother.
He further explained that his courtesy call to the BRA was not meant to gain any political mileage but a show of support to his Highness in the difficult times the Royal Establishment was passing through.
And Induna Inete Akapelwa Silumbu thanked the Dr Mumba for the visit saying, “the BRE was honored and appreciated his visit.”
Iduna Silumbu said the Litunga needs prayers to strengthen him and his people in the predicament they are facing.
And Dr Mumba also toured Lewanika General Hospital which is one of the oldest health institutions in the country.
The Opposition leader commended the ruling Patriotic Front for not abandoning some of the projects the MMD left unfinished such as the construction of a new Eye Care Department at the Hospital.
He told Senior Hospital Administrator Mbeha Akabondo that as an opposition leader, it was his duty to ensure that government was providing the necessary health services to all Zambians regardless of their social status.
He said his visit was meant to give him a feel of the challenges at the health institution faced so that even when he reminds the government about their obligations he would be doing so from an informed position.
Dr Mumba also encouraged patients at the biggest referral hospital in Western Province where he told them that what they were passing through was temporal and that they would be fine in no time as God was with them.
The opposition leader earlier had a closed door meeting with Provincial and District Party officials who included Povincial Chairman Kantongo Kameya and Provincial Youth Vice Chairperson Manton Matuka Toyambe among others.