First lady Thandiwe Banda is expected to captain the team of Ministers’ spouses that will play a fundraising Golf Tournament in Livingstone aimed at addressing the plight of vulnerable women and children in society.
The tournament is slated for December 19 at Livingstone Golf Club.Livingstone Golf club trustee, Frederick Mwendapole, who is part of the organizing committee said this morning that the high profile delegated tournament will be one way of promoting local tourism as families of team members will be encouraged to sample some of the tourism activities dotted around Livingstone.
Mwendapole said each team is expected to field in four players at K5million as participation fee.
He said letters of invitation have already been sent to the clubs vice-captain, Ireen Kunda, who is a spouse to the Republican Vice-President, George Kunda.
Mwendapole said the tournament would be characterized by dances,speeches, and other activities.
He said the income that will be raised from the tournament would gotowards the uplifting of living standards among the poor and marginalized women.
Participating teams would be mandated contribute towards the sponsorship of an advertisement slot of the tournament in the media.
Meanwhile Widows Association of Zambia member, Catherine Alinani said the golf tournament would help many underprivileged women in Livingstone.
Alinani said in every society in poor economies women and children are the most affected.
In spite of Livingstone being famous for its cultural heritage with an integrated composition of traits from the Tonga and Lozi traditions perpetration of Gender-Based-Violence (GBVs) and stereotyping against women is on rampage but most such cases have gone unreported.