By SANDRA MWILA at State House Golf Club –
THE Zambia Air Force(ZAF) yesterday won the 2017 Esther Lungu Foundation Trust golf fundraising tournament after amassing 116 points.
The winning team comprised of Charles Tembo, Ian Pelyashi,Harrison Manga and Lackson Mweya to each walk away with upright fridges.
Southgate scooped second place with 114 points for each team member to get a deep freezer while third place was taken by a team called Lusaka Golf-2 who garnered 111 points to take home Dstv Explora decoders.
Multichoice team that was led by Southern Africa Operation Manager Marlon Kananda and also had Lorna Mweenda, Wallace Zulu and Guntila Muleya finished fourth and walked away with internet routers while team Metros finished in fifth place.
In the individual prizes,ZAF team’s Tembo scooped the first place after finishing with 46 points,adding a microwave oven to his winnings.
Essa Yusuf finished in distant second with 42 points to walk away with a paintingdonated by the First Lady Ester Lungu while third place was scooped byMangani Banda to win himself a bread toaster.
The First Lady thanked the sponsors for believing in her vision oftransforming lives of the less privileged in rural areas.
She said before presenting the prizes to the winners that she washumbled by the overwhelming response she continues to receive from thecorporate world towards her project since inception in 2016.
“The contribution made towards this fundraiser will help the EstherLungu Foundation Trust strengthen its projects and programs because I,just like you, believe that every human being has the right to a goodlife.
“Therefore,those of us that can contribute to improve a humanbeings’ life in a positive way should be available to do so,” she said.
Ms Lungu added that it was her hope that the partnership willcontinue for the betterment of humanity.
“I would like to reaffirm my commitment towards accountability,transparency and integrity in the management of funds that willcontinue being entrusted to the Foundation on behalf of thedisadvantaged individuals throughout the country,” Ms Lungu said.
And First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda encouraged the First Lady tocontinue with her good work of helping the vulnerable.
“Please continue to think in that way, speak in that way and serve inthat way and God bless you because without Him, you can’t succeed,” president Kaunda said
Meanwhile Zanaco Managing Director Henk Mulder said being the leadingbank in Zambia, they have to prove by helping towards such cause.
The Chinese Community Association through their representative Yu WangPing handed over a cheque worth K300, 000 towards the Foundation.