THE Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO) has donated K150 000 toward the successful hosting of Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena traditional ceremony of the Bemba people.
Speaking at the cheque handover ceremony, ZANACO head of client solutions marketing and corporate commutation, Chanda Katongo said Traditional ceremonies are not only a catalyst for culture preservation but are also key at boosting the counties revenue in the tourism sector.
Ms. Katongo said ZANACO understands the value that traditional ceremonies bring in supporting the tourism sector and they stand ready to support all traditional ceremonies across all the 10 provinces of Zambia. “As a home-grown bank ZANACO believes that a nation without a history or culture is dead and therefore we need to preserve our history and culture through continuous reminders of who we are, this must be passed from one generation to another” he said.
She said ZANACO has its presence in all the 10 provinces of Zambia and has the largest branches network and the largest digital network through the country with their press model which they have called ZANACO express.
Ms Katongo said the contribution of K150 000 to Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena was the affirmation of their commitment to the support to preserve Zambians culture.
Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena Lusaka organizing committee chairpersons, Dr. Bwalya Chiteba thanked ZANACO on behalf of the Chitimukulu for the investment that the bank made towards the ceremony and being a supportive partner as always.
Dr. Chitabe said as organizers they have been looking at which value they could give to ZANACO as they have invested toward the journey of successfully hosting the traditional ceremony.
He said the organizers have an effective digital marketing team who are looking at providing opportunities through the various events that they are going to have.