KK challenges investors to improve lives of Zambians
First Republican president Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has implored investors in the country to supplement government efforts aimed at improving the welfare of Zambians through enhanced corporate social responsibility programmes (CSRP).
Dr. Kaunda said government alone cannot manage to meet all the needs of its citizens hence the urgent need for investors to show that they are good corporate citizens by complementing government efforts especially in the social sector.
He was speaking at the launch of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) handbook titled “A hand that extends beyond Mining’, in Lusaka last night.
The former Head of State praised KCM for supplementing government efforts in its CSRP in various sectors of the economy and urged other companies to emulate them in improving the welfare of the less privileged in society.
Dr Kaunda who philosophized his “Love your neighbour as you love yourself” noted that God created mankind in his own image hence his love cuts across ethnicity, creed, colour or religion.
And speaking at the same function, KCM Chief Executive Officer Jeyakumar Janakara said the launch marks a milestone in the history of the company in ploughing back profits to the underprivileged people in the country.
Mr Janakara reaffirmed KCM’s commitment in supplementing government efforts in the social sector as evident by its investment in the malaria fight in the country.
Information, Broadcasting and Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda and his counterpart at Agriculture Emmanuel Chenda also witnessed the launch.