Mayoral Tournament receives overwhelming response

The 2014 Mayoral tournament has received overwhelming response from
the corporate world and individuals who have enlised to be part of
this Saturday's event.
The Mayoral tournament is a Sports Day where members of the community
and the Corprorate World interact with the Mayor in a social
Last month, Lusaka received a new Mayor Councillor Mulenga Sata who
was elected, replacing Daniel Chisenga who had served the Council for
two concurrent terms.
Lusaka City Council Assistant Public Relations Manager, Brenda
Katongola said the organising committee has received overwhelming
support from different institutions and the corporate world and
invited more companies who wished to part of the tournament to
register; saying deadline for registration will be on Saturday, before
kick-off of the event at 08:00 hours at the Olympic Youth Development
Centre (OYDC).
"This will be the seventh Mayoral tournament that we will be having as
Lusaka City Council. The response has been so overwhelming, so far we
have more than 10 companies that have confirmed but registration is
still open till the day of the event on Saturday," Ms Katongola said.
She explained that the tournament will be spread over four venues; the
OYDC, Independence Stadium, Matero Stadium and SOS Children's
Ms. Katongola named some of the companies and institutions that have
confirmed participation as Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC),
Zambian National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), Zambia National
Service (ZNS), the Anit-Corruption Commission (ACC), University of
Zambia (UNZA), Chilanga and Chibombo Disctrict Councils, Zambia
Police, The Tug of War Association of Zambia (TWAZ) and Garry
Rutherford Advertising Company who have offered to provide water.
Some of the sports events lined up are netball which is going at K1,
500.00 per team, football - K1, 500.00 per team, pool - K500.00 per
team and K250 for an individual, swimming - K250.00 per team and
K150.00 for an individual, basketball - K300, 00 for a team and
volleyball going at K500.00 per team.
Other events are track race - K500.00 per team and K250.00 per person,
chess -K250 per team and K125.00 for an individual, bottle race K
250.00, sack race - K500.00 per team and K125.00 per person, Handball,
and Darts.
The Mayor will spice up the event as he is expected to do a 100m dash
with the Town Clerk, Alex Mwansa and Director Human Resource and
Administration, Namukolo Kalufyanya.
She said the Minister of Local Government and Housing, Emmanuel Chenda
will grace the occassion, while Sports Minsiter Chishimba Kambwili is
expected to be special guest of the day.
Ms. Katongola explained that monies realised from the event will be
given to the Mayor to donate to a charitable organisation of his
choice; adding that more details could be obtained on mobile phone
number - 0977 765197.

Brenda Katongola (Ms)