THE private sector must support Government by implementing corporate social responsibilities that have an impact on the wellbeing of the people, says Minister of Finance, Felix Mutati.
Mutati said the corporate world must ensure they make reasonable investment into community programmes which should impact people’s lives through skills training and subsequent job creation.
He was speaking during a fundraising golf tournament for the Lusaka Apex Medical University (LAMU) at Lusaka Golf Club in Lusaka yesterday.
“The initiative to raise resources for a scholarship fund to support orphaned students is unique and should be replicated by other higher institutions of learning.“While we will continue to focus on social service delivery, the private sector should complement Government in creating a serene environment in which an atmosphere of fellowship and good-living will thrive in the communities in which they do business,” he said.
Mutati, teed-off the tournament and made a K10 000 donation towards the fundraising event.And University Vice Chancellor Professor Evaristo Njelesani explained the tournament was in line with a LAMU Scholarship Fund meant to assist orphaned students at the leaning institution.Professor Njelesani said the scholarship Fund was established in 2015 targeted to help vulnerable students whose academic life would otherwise be affected by the passing away of a parent or guardian with threats to end their education.