LAFARGE Zambia has partnered with Stanbic Bank Zambia for the sponsorship of the 2017 Stanbic Music Festival, which is planned for September 22-23, 2017.
Lafarge and Stanbic signed the agreement today in which the nation’s largest manufacturer of building materials will co-sponsor the country’s largest music event of the year.
Speaking at the partnership announcement event, Lafarge Zambia Chief executive officer Mr Vincent Bouckaert said the partnership demonstrates how Lafarge is committed to promoting art and culture in the country.
“Lafarge Zambia is happy to be part of this event as it is part of our four pillars of sustainability policy, Health, Education, Environment and Art and culture. By co-sponsoring the music festival it confirms on how keen we are in participate in community activities that are bent on uplifting the welfare of our people through art and social development,” he said.
Mr Bouckaert further unveiled a promotion for customer to stand a chance to win tickets to the music festival.
“To reward our customers and enhance the music festival Lafarge will be running a promotion for all customers who will be buying Lafarge Mphamvu cement from 14th August 2017 to 22 September 2017. The promotion will have weekly draws which will involve 20 tickets given out every Friday. All our customers need do is buy10 bags or more of Mphamvu cement from a participating retail outlet and will be given an Mphamvu receipt. The customer will then need to refer to the Boyz 2 Men poster located at the store and provide the correct answer to the question on Mphamvu by SMS their name, receipt number; answer to the Mphamvu question and the unique shop ID to 2626,” he explained.
Lafarge Zambia has sponsored three hundred and fifty thousand kwacha (350,000) toward the hosting of the music festival.
Stanbic Chief Executive Officer Charles Mudiwa said he was happy that the music event was attracting the support of other corporates, which gave a major boost to an event that supports local arts and culture.
“We have been in Zambia for over 60 years and we’ve been part of the country’s growth story. Part of our commitment and investment in Zambia has been focused towards uplifting local communities through sponsorship of arts and culture. Together with Lafarge, we share a common vision of not just driving economic development of this country, but also the social development and sharing the passion and culture of the communities we operate in. We do part of this through music,” said Mr Mudiwa.
“We are happy to have Lafarge on board in sponsoring this prestigious event. This event is our way of creating a legendary event platform that offers a unique artistic event that contributes to our culture and local tourism,” he added.
Mr Mudiwa said the festival had built a platform upon which local talents that offer their unique music genius blend with international musicians of note, and share performances and experiences.
Royal Zambian Airlines takes to the air
Royal Zambian Airlines was officially incorporated in May of 2020, and now prepares to embark on its maiden voyage in December 2020.Even though the company operates as a department within the Royal Air Charters brand, and exists commercially as its subsidiary, Royal Zambian Airlines is a wonder all of its own – offering ‘best-in-class’, medium-range jet capability for fifty (50) passengers, by way of an Embraer 145LR.
The carrier is supported by a 30-seater twin-turboprop Embraer 120 ER, and by a world class management team that will work around the clock to ensure flyers enjoy a safe and luxurious travel experience at all times.
The debut of Royal Zambian Airlines is purposely defined by a renewed dedication to ensuring the health and safety of all passengers, aboard our flights and beyond. Our current flight schedule covers the route from Lusaka to Johannesburg, and vice versa, and allows customers to change their travel plans up to 24 hours before departure (at no cost!) with flexible tickets.
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Zamtel named Most Improved and Innovative Enterprise
ZAMTEL has been named “The Most Improved Enterprise” and the “Most Innovative Enterprise” by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).
The awards were presented to Zamtel Board Chairman Mr. Danny Luswili and Chief Executive Officer Mr Sydney Mupeta at the IDC Awards Gala held in Livingstone over the weekend by the Minister of Finance Hon. Bwalya Ng’andu.
In announcing the awards, IDC Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mateyo Kaluba attributed the win to Zamtel’s determination and success in rebuilding its business and its focus in driving innovation.
The award for the “Most Innovative Enterprise” was given to Zamtel for its Velocity home internet product which has transformed the internet experience in Zambia.
Commenting on the awards, Mr Mupeta thanked Zamtel staff for their contribution in the transformation that is taking place across the business.
“We are proud of this recognition which speaks to the transformational journey we have been on to improve our business. Over the last few years we have been developing a number of digital solutions and we will continue to innovate and deliver the best products to meet our customer’s ever evolving needs,” Mr Mupeta said.
“The Zamtel team and I are humbled to win these awards. In a year that has been challenging for everyone, this recognition fuels our mission to improve the business by offering world class products. At the heart of our strategy is technology and innovation that will transform our customer’s quality of experience. We believe that every Zambian deserves the benefits of a digitally connected life.” He further stated.
“I further wish to thank our customers for their continued support and encourage potential customers to join the Zamtel family to start enjoying our services. Our pursuit of technology leadership and superior customer experience is driven by our staff who work tirelessly to ensure that we put our customers first in everything we do and these awards belong to them.” Mr Mupeta said.
This is according to a statement issued by Zamtel Corporate Communications Manager Changwe Kabwe.
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