Barclays receives prison kudos
Lusaka, May 24, 2013, ZANIS —- The Zambia Prison Service says profits realized from lending institutions should also be channelled to benefit vulnerable institutions.
Lusaka Central Prison popularly known as Chimbokaila Prison Officer In-Charge Oliver Liseba cited the banking community as such institutions that should plough back into the communities in which they serve like prisons.
Mr. Liseba commended Barclays Bank Zambia for demonstrating its social responsibility by investing in infrastructure development in the Prison Service.
Mr. Liseba said this in Lusaka today when he received a new kitchen, a dining hall and utensils from Barclays Bank at the female section of the prison.
The Officer In Charge said improving the welfare and livelihood of prisoners in the country should not be left to the service alone but needs concerted efforts.
He assured the Bank that the building would go a long way in improving the cooking and feeding environment of female inmates.
And Barclays Bank chairman Jacob Sikazwe reiterated the bank’s commitment to helping vulnerable institutions beyond 2013.
Mr. Sikazwe said achieving sustainable development in the country calls for making a difference to vulnerable institutions which is the bank’s belief.
In a vote of thanks, one of the inmates said donations such as the kitchen facility would motivate the female prisoners at the institution.
She said banks in the country are a driving force if they identified their audience and invested wisely to vulnerable institutions like prisons.