The Agriculture and Commercial Society of Zambia (ACSZ) has posted an increase in its revenue base.
ACSZ Committee Member, Philedia Mwaba, says the society made K8.4 million in 2013 compared to K8.1 million last year.
Mrs Mwaba attributed the high revenue collection to the flourishing economy largely from gate takings, assets and its partners.
She disclosed this in Lusaka last evening during the 2013 Society Annual General Meeting and media awards held at the Jubilee Gardens in the Show Grounds.
She disclosed that the increase reflects 44 percent of the 87th Agricultural and Commercial Show.
The second presentation media awards were in print, radio and television categories where hard working journalists were presented with certificates and cash.
In the print media, Kennedy Mupeseni from the Times of Zambia scooped the first prize and got K2,000 cash while the late Florics Kasembalesa was honoured and awarded K1,000 posthumously.
Muvi Tv’s Bruce Mwale scooped the first prize in the television category and ZNBC’s Ellen Hambuba came second and pocketed K2,000 and K1,000 respectively.
In the radio category, Arthur Sikopo from Zambezi FM beat ZNBC’s McPherson Mukuka, who came second, and both walked away with K2,000 and K1,000 each.
Out-going ACSZ President, Joseph Mwale, who presented the certificates to the deserving journalists, commended thes cribes for their passion in highlight show activities.
Mr Mwale, however, urged those who did not get anything not to relent but enter in next year’s draws.
Meanwhile, ACSZ held elections for 2014 new Office bearers.
Former Police Inspector General Zunga Siakalima is among those elected nine Committee members.
The Mwale-led executive expires on December 31, 2013 and new office bearers take over early January, next year.