Acting President Guy Scott’s wife Charlotte says private companies operating in the country should demonstrate their corporate social responsibility if their existence is to be felt.
Mrs Scott observed that there is no reason for small, medium and giant firms to be always ‘pocketing’ huge profits at the expense of vulnerable Zambians.
Mrs Scott, a Golf beginner who teed her ball at around 09-30 hours, said companies owe it to the Zambian people hence ploughing back to the communities they operate from.
She was speaking in an interview ahead of the prize giving ceremony for 23 Zambian firms that are participating at the fund raising tournament held at State House today.
She disclosed that the targeted K200, 000 to be raised will go towards charity work at Kasisi Children’s Home Orphanage.
About 25 parastatal organisations in Lusaka as well as those from outside are participating at the tournament that has attracted 100 golfers.
Mrs Scott challenged other private firms to emulate those participating in the golf tournament since giving charity is a noble cause.
She commended the sponsors of the tournament for responding to the noble cause as government alone cannot manage.
ZAMBEEF, ZCCM -investment Holdings, Airtel Zambia, Cell ‘Z’, Zambia Breweries, Super Sport, Events Solutions are some of the major sponsors of the golf tournament.
Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, Commerce Deputy Minister Miles Sampa, Standard Chartered Bank Managing Director Larry Kalala, Multi Choice Africa Regional Marketing Manager Marlon Kananda, Lusaka Province Commissioner of police Lemmy Kajoba have joined legendary golfers participating at the tournament.
Acting President Guy Scott is this afternoon expected to present prizes and award the deserving winner/s and best golfer respectively.