19th September, 2014-The inaugural Chamber of Mines of Zambia Corporate Golf Tournament slated for Friday, 26th September, 2014 at Nkana Golf Club in Kitwe, has been boosted by coming on board of Zamtel as Platinum Sponsor. Zamtel has injected fifty thousand Kwacha (K50, 000.00), into the tournament which has also seen Mopani Copper Mines and Atlas Copco sponsoring Silver at fifteen thousand Kwacha (K15, 000. 00) per team of four players.
Out of the targeted 30 teams, a total of 21 teams have so far confirmed participation at K5,000.00 each.
The President of Chamber of Mines, Mr Jackson Sikamo has expressed gratitude to all the sponsors with a special thank you to Zamtel for being a reliable partner for all occasions.
“to many people, the involvement of the mining industry in sport may not in any way be new, because for a long time sports development, of all sorts and at all levels, in Zambia, was anchored in the initiatives driven by the mining industry and to date, our members continue to play a key role in supporting sporting activities. But then, I am sure many do agree with me, that to the Chamber, this golf tournament is genuinely a novel and exciting concept because it is the first sports tournament of its kind that the Chamber is hosting or can be identified with directly,”Mr. Sikamo said.
On the same day, after the Golf Tournament, the Chamber is launching its new logo and embracing a new mission statement, “Advancing the interests of our members, local communities, the country and all stakeholders whilst promoting sustainable and responsible mining” which we believe underscores our resolve to reposition the Chamber to enable it exercise its rightful role effectively, as a partner in development and a vehicle for positive engagement among stakeholders, particularly on issues affecting the mining industry.
Mr Sikamo assured that this transformation will further reassure stakeholders and our social partners of the relevance of the chamber to the national development agenda, to leverage successes recorded in the mining industry as a spring board for economic fortification, through diversification of our economy.
Tournament organizer, Rodwell Chawatama says companies still have up to next week Tuesday to enter teams and is hopeful that the 30 team target will be exceeded.
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