Chipata, February 12, 2015, ZANIS…..MTN Zambia has donated K200, 000 towards the hosting of this year’s N’cwala traditional ceremony of the Ngoni people of Chipata district in the Eastern province.
Out of the K200, 000, K100, 000 has been given to the organizing
committee, while the other K100, 000 will be spent for other logistical
Speaking during the handle over ceremony in Chipata today, MTN Chief
Sales and Distribution Officer Amon Jere said traditional ceremonies
play an important role in preserving the country’s culture.
Mr. Jere noted that Zambia is endowed with a rich cultural heritage
that should be preserved and profiled as part of its tourism package
for the future generation.
He said there is a close link between traditional ceremonies and tourism
promotion of the country.
He said it was for this reason that the mobile service company through
its social responsibility will demonstrate good corporate citizenship
through various contributions to traditional ceremonies.
Mr. Jere pledged MTN Zambia’s continued support to N’cwala and other
ceremonies for the benefit of the country.
And receiving the donation on behalf of Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the
Ngoni speaking people in Eastern province, Chief Madzimawe thanked MTN
for the gesture.
Chief Madzimawe said the gesture by MTN is a true reflection of social
responsibility aimed at supporting the country’s cultural heritage.
He said with this year’s theme of “celebrating unity in
diversification” there is need for the private sector to play an
active role in uniting the country through their programmes.
He said this is because traditional ceremonies act as a unifying factor
in any given society.
Chief Madzimawe further noted that the donation by MTN Zambia will go
a long way in the hosting of a successful N’cwala traditional
The Ngoni people of Eastern province will on 28th February be celebrating
the annual N’cwala traditional ceremony.