25 February 2013

Zambia: Ndola PF to Stage Fundraising Golf Tourney

AS a way of building rapport between the corporate world and the ruling party, the Patriotic Front (PF) in Ndola will on March 9, stage the first-ever fundraising golf tournament where they hope Republican Vice-President Guy Scott will officiate.

AS PF Ndola chairperson, George Chisulo said the tournament would be of an interactive nature where the business community and party leadership will get to know each other.

Chisulo said at the weekend that PF also needed the support from the corporate world to sustain the operations of the Ndola office.

He said the party does not want to dip into the Government coffers for its functions but needed to partner with the business world.

Chisulo said the PF district administration would be writing to the Vice-President's office to invite him to grace the 18-hole tournament.

Tournament organising committee chairperson, Garry Rutherford said the event would be an individual stableford where at least 40 teams (160 players) were expected to participate.

Rutherford said organisers hoped to raise about KR500,000 for the party from the tournament which would also be attended by Copperbelt Minister, Mwenya Musenge, Permanent Secretary Stanford Msichili and the Ndola civic leadership.

He said all the 18 holes on the picturesque Ndola Golf course were available for sponsorship and appealed to the corporate world to come on board and support the tournament.

"This is an opportunity for the corporate world to interact and showcase their business and also help the ruling party in Ndola in its activities.

"We appeal to the companies we've written to that they should come forward and support this event," he said.

Rutherford said so far BHL Transport, Zambezi Paper Mills and Laurel Services had come on board and become part of the tournament.

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