Malawi President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Wednesday, hailed First Capital Bank for being the main sponsor of this year’s Presidential Charity Golf with an amount of K100Million.
“I am delighted to recognize First Capital Bank as the main sponsor of this year’s Presidential Charity Golf Tournament, which aims to raise money for supporting
the victims of Cyclone Freddy and providing much needed assistance to needy students from universities across our great nation,” he said.
The president said the unveiling of First Capital Bank (FCB) as a Diamond Sponsor of the tournament with a commitment of K100 million is an encouraging shot in the arm.
Chakwera said; “Self-reliance demands that we ourselves should be the ones to help our own fellow citizens and not rely on outsiders. 2023 has been a difficult year, which has tested our mettle, but we have risen to the occasion and shown our
resilience as a nation and as a people, in large part because of partnerships like this,”
Chakwera expressed delight to the commercial bank for the partnership, describing it as an epitome of Malawi’s potential of realising a self-reliant nation as espoused in the Malawi Vision 2063.
“I am extremely delighted.This bank is known for its corporate social responsibility in Malawi and this package will sustain our momentum to support those in need. It is through partnerships like these that we find lasting solutions to challenges facing our society,” said the President.
On her part, FCB Chief Executive Officer Agness Jazza said the bank feels duty bound to complement government efforts in education, health and other strategic sectors which is in line with the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
She said: ” Our mission extends beyond education.Nature’s wrath can devastate the community as we saw the havoc that was wrecked by Cyclone Freddy.That is why we have decided to join this cause as the main sponsor of this Presidential Charity Initiative this year.”
The charity golf tournament returns on October 7,2023 after a successful event last year, when about K281 million was raised for the good cause.