ZICTA'S K14 million donation life changing
Prersenting the cheque on March 24, to Vida Mwale
who has been in need of hip replacement for a while ZICTA director
general Margaret Chalwe-Mudenda said ZICTA believed that once Vida
undergoes the operation, her life would improve
and enable her to improve her family's
livelihood and that of the community around her.
'ZICTA will endeavour to provide as
part of its Social Corporate Responsibility, assistance to the
vulnerable with the view
of making them independent and to be
able to earn a decent living as well as send their children to school.
As it is believed
that a woman's good health will
benefit others under her umbrella,' she said.
The donation was part of ZICTA's
contribution towards the commemoration of this year's International
whose theme was 'Equal Access to
Education, Training, Science and Technology: Pathway to work for women'.
The Authority learnt about Vida's
condition from the Radio Phoenix 'Helpline' programme and decided that
participating in the scheduled
activities on Women's Day, it would assist in lifting the health burden
of one woman so that
she may be able to become economically
Mudenda said it was not the first time
ZICTA was being of service to Beit Cure Hospital as a few years ago the
donated computers to the hospital and
sponsored a number of operations for children with deformities.
She said ZICTA was cognizant and
appreciative of the noble work which the hospital management and its
performing in getting people's lives
back on track.
'Beit Cure hospital is committed to
provide such facilities to the needy in society and has since its
inception made a great
difference in most of our women's
health as well as that of children. Once a child is cured of his or her
deformity, it relieves
the mother from the duty of being a
constant care giver because the healed child is able to look after
itself. That way, the
mother is able to participate in
income generating activities to improve the welfare of herself and her
The audience also learnt from Mudenda
that the Authority was committed to creating awareness among consumers
ICT services about the mandate and
role of ZICTA as well as their rights and obligations. In so doing, in
the recent past,
ZICTA had undertaken consumer
awareness programmes in Eastern, Luapula and part of Central provinces
included sensitization activities at
High schools. This is an indication of the institution's interest in
education which could only be
effective if these children were leading healthy lives.
In her thanksgiving speech, Vida said
she appreciated ZICTA's generosity saying that she had not been able to
sleep at night due to the excruciating
pain that she had been experiencing as a result of her condition. She
tribute to Radio Phoenix and her
husband who had been very supportive throughout her illness.
Speaking at the same function, Radio
Phoenix general manager Elizabeth Pemba, thanked ZICTA for responding to
call for help adding that the radio
station would continue to create awareness about the plight of the less
would collaborate with Beit Cure
hospital in addressing some of the problems brought to their attention.
Director of Beit Cure hospital Peter
Kyalo, reiterated the hospital's commitment to serving those with health
could be addressed by the hospital. He
thanks the members of the press for coming to witness the donation as
helped in creating awareness about the
services the hospital was able to offer.
ZICTA female staff and Vida's family and friends were present to witness the donation.
Commerce Gazette March-April edition 2011
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