Esther Lungu

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Esther Lungu
Esther Lungu.jpg
First Lady of Zambia
Assumed office
January 25, 2015
PresidentEdgar Lungu
Preceded byCharlotte Scott
Personal details
Political partyPatriotic Front
Spouse(s)Edgar Lungu
ChildrenSix

Esther Nyawa Lungu (born ?) is a Zambian public figure and politician who has held the position of the First Lady of Zambia since January 25, 2015.[1] She is the wife of of Zambian President Edgar Lungu.

Esther Lungu was born to parents, Agnes and Island Phiri, who were originally from the country's Eastern Province.[2] Lungu was raised Catholic, but she and her husband are now practicing Baptists.[2] She was been married to Edgar Lungu, with whom she has six children, for more than thirty years.[2]

In 2015, she traveled to the United States for a series of First Ladies' and women's summits and meetings at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas, and the United Nations in New York City.[1] Lungu spoke as an panelist at the Invest in Women in Dallas, which was moderated by Cherie Blair.[1]

Lungu has campaigned against child marriage during her tenure as First Lady.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "First Lady, Esther Lungu, arrives in USA for High Level meetings". Lusaka Times. 2015-09-20. Retrieved 2016-08-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Lungu is a kind man". Zambia Daily Mail. 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2016-08-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Zambia: Overcoming Early Marriages". Times of Zambia (AllAfrica.com). 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2016-08-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>