Rally gets Amerex fire safety assurance

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AMEREX Fire Equipment has donated KR138,000 towards the staging of Puma Zambia International Rally set for this month in Lusaka.
Amerex has become the fifth company to join the growing list of sponsors of one of the biggest sports events on the Zambian calendar.
The Zambia Motor Sports Association (ZMSA) is looking for KR600,000 to stage the three-day international rally revving off on May 17.
Speaking during the handover of the cheque at Hotel Intercontinental in Lusaka yesterday, Amerex Lusaka branch manager Arthur Briolas said the donation is for the provision of fire safety, vehicles, dedicated response vehicles and qualified personnel during the championship.
Briolas said his company has been a proud sponsor of all fire safety equipment and services to ZMSA.
He said the company will ensure it delivers quality services, adequate fire safety measures and equipment throughout the championship.
“For all motorsport disciplines, since 2001 and in 2012, our overall sponsorship contribution for national and international motorsport is totalled KR138,000. This was made up for fighting equipment, three rapid response vehicles, transport costs, personnel and servicing of fire equipment for the participating vehicles.
“We will also deliver qualified fire marshals to protect all participants and the public,” Briolas said.
He said every year, Amerex has been part of sponsoring fire safety for all motor sports not only in Zambia but also in Zimbabwe.
“Amerex Zambia was also a proud co-sponsor for David Reeves’ attempt at the Dakar Rally 2013. We contributed KR10,600 and we will be making the same contribution for his participation in 2014,” he said.
And ZMSA vice-president Sam Ching’ambo expressed happiness with the overwhelming response the association is receiving from the corporate world.
He said with the good sponsorship they have received, the association is ready to stage the event.
He commended companies that have rendered support to the association.
Ching’ambu is proud of the quality of all the drivers coming for the rally.
“We are all anxious to see these teams from Kenya. They are really eyeing to win the Puma Zambia International rally but I am sure that they face stiff competition from our own Muhammad Essa and Jassy Singh,” he said.
Jas Mangat from Uganda, Jaspreet Singh Chattn from Kenya and Giancarlo Davite from Rwanda have have confirmed participation.
Drivers from Zimbabwe are yet to confirm.