Nkana Golf Club

By Barnabas Zulu

MOPANI Copper Mine chief executive officer Danny Callow has disclosed that K2.5 million was raised from the recently held Zambia Open dinner gala that was hosted at the Nkana Golf Club in Kitwe.

Speaking during a presentation of the mock cheque at the Mopani Open tournament in Kitwe, Callow said the amount made was more than the money that Mopani Redpath and Greendoor Logistics had put into the tournament.

“We hosted a gala and up to K2.5 million was raised from the various stakeholders. I want to assure you that every ngwee put into this programme will be well accounted for and will also go a long way in developing junior golfers,” he said.

He said the mining giant remained committed to the development of golf in the country.

Callow reiterated that Mopani was interested in taking the junior programme at Nkana Golf Club forward and would like to see that one of the junior Nkana was dealing with get to win international tournaments like the Zambia Open.

Meanwhile, Sports Minister Moses Mawere expressed happiness with the junior programme and said government would continue to provide a good environment for the development of the game and would support such causes.

“As a concerned Government, we are happy to see such programmes and we shall endeavor to make a conducive environment so that sport thrives. We are happy with the junior programme and we hope a champion will come out of this,” said Mawere.