Unifi, one of Zambia’s top personal loan companies, held the fourth annual Unifi Fun Run in Solwezi on the 17th September 2022 at Kapiji Mall. The event, which took place for the first time in two years due to lockdown restrictions, was graced by Northwestern Province Permanent Secretary, Col. Grandson Wishikoti Katambi.
The run attracted over 600 participants from as far as Kalumbila and Lumwana, who battled it out in the 15 km run and 6 km walk/run, with exciting prizes such as TV screens, microwaves, phones, an Edu pad and various back-to-school gift vouchers for kids.
Sponsors such as FQM Trident Limited, ACE Smart Technologies LTD, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Big Tree Beverages, Solwezi Spring Water, Quattro, Jaids Wholesaling and Retail Trading Ltd, Quattro and Sign Wave Printing Ltd also came out to show their support.
According to Unifi Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Emil Paul: “Our promise is to make life easy, and a stress-free, happy life not only starts with making sound financial decisions, but also with keeping the mind and body healthy. Our decision to host the Solwezi Fun Run was premised on that and it was great to see such a large number of participants come out. We trust our contribution to the community of Solwezi will inspire them to live both physically and financially healthy lives.”
Col. Grandson Wishikoti Katambi commended Unifi for investing in community health programmes and urged residents to continue the trend of pursuing a healthy lifestyle beyond the event.
Unifi has been providing financial services since 2006. They have 35 branches in Zambia and their purpose is to redefine personal credit with innovations that will make life easy for 1 million clients by 2025.
Formally employed persons in the government and private sectors can apply for Unifi’s loans. Unifi believes credit should help people move forward and be there for them when they need it most. That’s why their loans are quick and easy to apply for, pay out fast and offer flexible repayment terms. Visit https://unifi.credit/zm/ for more info.
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A former ZRA accounts assistant slapped three years imprisonment for stealing over K170,000
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Court has convicted and sentenced a former Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) accounts assistant, Sami Sami to three years imprisonment with hard labour.
Magistrate Faides Hamaundu entered a statutory judgment and ordered the convict Sami to pay Zambia Revenue Authority the money that he had stolen.
Sami aged 43 was convicted on 18 counts of the offence of Theft by Public Servant contrary to section 277 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
The court heard that Sami an account assistant at ZRA on dates unknown but between the 16th day of August 2018 and the 31st day of July,2019, being a person employed in the Public Service namely ZRA stole K174,566.59 cash which came into his possession by virtue of his employment.
And ZRA has sternly warned its members of staff that there are no sacred cows as any officers found wanting will be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted by law.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 25th January, 2023)
ZRA dismisses fake social recruitment post.
THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has dismissed reports circulating on social media platforms purporting that the authority has advertised for jobs.
ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Oliver Nzala said the social media reports are fake adding the general public should not be duped by unscrupulous people who are forging and coming up with fake ZRA documents in order to swindle unsuspecting people.
Mr Nzala said the fake recruitment adverts are a concern to the authority because some members of the public who are desperate for employment get swindled.
He urged the public to be on high alert concerning the scam, saying the unscrupulous people should be reported to the nearest police station or any ZRA office.
Mr Nzala also dispelled reports that the authority had set up a trust fund.
“The ZRA would like to warn and urge members of the public to strongly ignore and treat social media posts circulating, purporting that there is a Zambia Revenue Support Trust Fund Program and that the Authority has advertised for jobs, as fake. We have noted with great concern fake recruitment adverts circulating on social media purporting to have been issued by the ZRA. This is a big concern for the Authority because some members of the public who are desperate for employment get swindled,”he said.
He said ZRA’s recruitment process is anchored on core values of transparency, professionalism and integrity.
Mr Nzala said that ZRA advertises job vacancies on their website and in the print media.
He said in the past the authority has received cases from some being swindled of hard-earned cash by unscrupulous people purporting to be recruitment agents for ZRA.
He explained the swindlers send fake messages inviting the unsuspecting general public to attend interviews or assessment tests, conduct police clearance, undergo medical examinations and report for work.
(Mwebantu, Sunday, 22nd January, 2023)