By Faith Chimutsa
Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), has remembered the less privileged from Mudzi and Mount Darwin by handing over blankets , food stuffs and toiletries using the proceeds from the POTRAZ Charity Golf Day through its Corporate Social Responsibility programs with support from NetOne, Econet, DFA, NBS,Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Innovative Technologies, TelOne, Telco, ZB Bank and Fedex.
POTRAZ Director General Dr Gift Kalisto Machengete said as POTRAZ they are humbled by the enormous support that they received through the initiative where they partnered with a number of stakeholders to bring a little cheer to vulnerable and less privileged groups in our communities.
He added that renowned author, Robin Sharma remarked, and he quoted: “I learned to give not because I have much; but because I know exactly how it feels to have NOTHING”. Whether we come from lack or plenty, we can surely imagine and appreciate how it feels to have nothing and how it would feel to get some relief from that state of lack.
“It is against this background that this occasion excites me and gives me a great sense of fulfilment – fulfilment from knowing that we are making a difference in the lives of a few people.
“It is our moral right to make a difference – we owe it to humanity. In the words of Nelson Mandela “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.” Nelson Mandela also reminds us that “It is in our hands to make a better world for all who live in it”.
“Today, we handover support in the form of food stuffs, blankets, toiletries, and other necessities to beneficiaries from Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central provinces, which beneficiaries have been identified through the Department of Social Welfare in the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare”,he explained.
Annie Munhenga (74) a beneficiary thanked POTRAZ and it’s partners who made this Charity Golf Tournament proceeds a grand success. “We are greatful for your unwavering support and dedication to make this event a memorable one .
” I wasn’t expecting to be one of the beneficiaries of this program, I’m happy about the tournament proceeds because it’s helping us a lot”, she explained.
This is a good program POTRAZ is saving a crucial role by recognizing the less privileged in various provinces of the country keep it up “, said Annie Munhenga.