Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe has donated a total of US$65 000 to charity organizations as part of its corporate social responsibility program.
Of the $65 000, $50 000 was donated to Kidzcan for medical support of children affected by cancer while $15 000 to the Albino Association of Zimbabwe towards special lotions and medicines for people living with albinism as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Program.
By Nicole Madziwa
Speaking at the handover ceremony, POTRAZ Acting Director General Alfred Marisa said that their corporate contribution is meant to give back to the community and alleviate the suffering of the less privileged members in the society.
“POTRAZ has over the years, continuously supported both national and community initiatives that either saves lives or contribute towards changing the lives of Zimbabweans” he said.
Through such initiatives, the Director General urged more corporates and privileged members in the society to give what they can to assisting and bettering the conditions of societies.
He said the main thrust behind the donations is to provide an opportunity to promote a culture of a socially responsible citizenry.
“As the meaning of Ubuntu goes, I am because we are and because we are , you are,” Marisa added.
The Finance and Administration Manager for Kidzcan Mr Gift Marunda said that the donation of US$50 000 will make a difference in the lives of children that are affected by cancer.
“We have adopted the A4 Special Ward at Parirenyatwa where children with cancer are housed and we are elated by the donation because it will go a long way in assisting kids because cancer treatments are very expensive in Zimbabwe,” he said.
POTRAZ will also soon be handing over contributions towards the fight against the cholera epidemic which recently affected some parts of the country.