By ALICE NACHILEMBE
President Edgar Lungu has donated US$32, 000 to Nkana Midlands Bureau as a response to an appeal for assistance.
The funds will be used to off-set the entire outstanding dues owed by Nkana Football Club to Walter Bwalya, a former player, and for investment in sustainability programmes for the Nkana Midlands Bureau.
The funds was presented through the president aid and were received by Nkana Midlands Bureau Patron Chileshe Kandeta, Secretary Dalitso Banda, and Nkana Midlands Treasury Representative Priscilla Witika.
The President advised the sports community to install systems that will guarantee transparent, accountable, and efficient utilisation of resources.
President Lungu has been an ardent supporter of sports in Zambia and his parental intervention to allow the FAZ League to resume on 01 July 2020, attests to that.
Speaking on behalf of Nkana supporters,” today is yet another day of great appreciation to the President by Nkana’s millions of followers and the sports fraternity at large. Our prayer and hope is to crown this good news by winning the league tomorrow,”.
The outstanding funds will be paid to Walter Bwalya’s lawyers, Wilson and Cornhill Advocates for onward disbursement to the player as per agreement entered between the club and the law firm. The outstanding payment to Walter is approximately US$19, 300.
The Nkana Midlands Bureau (NMB) is a society of all supporters of Nkana Football Club covering areas stretching from Central, Eastern, Lusaka, Western, and Southern Regions of Zambia.