President Lungu takes to golf

About 120 golfers yesterday participated in the PF fund-raising tournament at State House that was teed-off by President Edgar Lungu to raise money for the operations of the party.

And President Lungu has declared his intentions to start playing golf as soon as the State House golf course was worked on to improve its condition.

Fund-raising committee chairperson Joe Malanji said the President had affirmed his intentions to begin playing golf and has asked for an improvement of the golf course at State House to facilitate his move to the sport.

“The golf course was actively used during the reign of our father Dr. Kenneth Kaunda. But we shall see more activities taking place as the President has declared interest of playing golf. “I am impressed that even with this current weather conditions, the golf course is still looking green,” he said.

He said the committee had not set a specific target of how much should be raised but was hopeful of a positive response.

He said the golf tournament had attracted many sponsors.

“This golf tournament is aimed at raising money for the operations of the party. Any operation that the party intends to engage in definitely needs money.

“Part of the money will be donated to orphanages. We have 120 golfers taking part and it is an individual table full play,” he said.

The one-day tournament was scheduled to end late yesterday  afternoon with a prize-giving ceremony.