On Thursday, 21st December 2023, Investrust Bank Plc (IBP) donated assorted goods to Fountain Gate Children’s Home, Chongwe district in a heartwarming gesture as part of its commitment to support the First Lady Mrs. Mutinta Hichilema’s office.
Speaking during the presentation, IBP Managing Director & CEO, Mr. Simangolwa Shakalima said the donation was a commitment to the First Lady’s community programmes which she undertakes across the country. The donated items valued at K100, 000.00 included food, detergents, and other household goods.
Mr. Shakalima said the timing of the donation was perfect given the festive season, a time for sharing.
‘’Clearly, there could not have been a better time for the Bank to make this donation as we are in the festive period of sharing. I am proud that we can bring smiles on the faces of our lovely children housed here,’’ he said.
Mr. Shakalima applauded the partnership with the First Lady’s Office as it was rooted on the fundamental principle of love for one another as exemplified by the First Family through their community works across the country. He added that the Bank believed that caring for those in need was not just a duty but a divine calling, a sacred responsibility, and a blessing which we all need to uphold.
‘’The Board, Management and Staff of IBP remains committed to working beyond mere financial pursuits, we continue to strive towards embracing the community in which we operate by giving back,’’ he added.
And First Lady Mrs. Mutinta Hichilema called on Zambians to embrace the spirit of sharing with the less privileged during the festive season. Mrs. Hichilema said society had a duty to nurture the dreams of the vulnerable people in society by providing them with essential goods to better their lives. She thanked IBP for the candid gesture of donating to her office and sharing with the children at Fountain Gate Children’s Home in Chongwe district.
The First Lady said this in a speech read on her behalf by Minister of Health, Sylvia Masebo – MP, who was Guest of Honour at the presentation ceremony.