STANBIC Bank Zambia has partnered with the Zambia Police and donated K50, 000 for hosting the Police Sports Day which is expected to be held sometime this year.

The bank’s Chief Executive Officer Leina Gabaraane said Stanbic was excited to have partnered with the Zambia Police Service to promote sport.

Speaking when he handed over the K50,000 cheque at police headquarters  in Lusaka yesterday, Gabaraane said that the bank’s commitment and investment in Zambia went beyond market-leading banking services and economic support.

“We also know that through sport and healthy living, the cost of health in an economy will actually reduce quite significantly, so sport is quite critical,”

 “We believe that we also need to be contributing to reducing unemployment. And through sport, unemployment can actually be reduced quite substantially. The importance of sport in any economy can never be underestimated,” said Gabaraane.

And Inspector General of Police, Kakoma Kanganja said that the Police remained committed to continue establishing and supporting meaningful partnerships aimed at realizing the overall mandate of maintaining law and order for a secure and peaceful environment in Zambia.

“Physical fitness of police officers is an integral component of modern policing. As a result, improving sport in law enforcement wings like Zambia Police Service cannot be achieved without partnership and collaboration with external stakeholders like Stanbic Bank,” he said.

He said this in a speech read for him by Zambia Police Commissioner in charge of administration Lombe Kamukoshi.

Kanganja further called on other cooperating partners and the business community to emulate Stanbic by partnering with the Police Service in supporting other sporting disciplines such as judo, cricket, and netball and women football among others.

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