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  • Writer's pictureFelix Munyika


National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) donated assorted items in form of 400 Facemasks, 9 boxes of Hand washing Liquid soap, 100 bars hand washing soap and hand Sanitizers worth K10, 000 to Olympafrica Centre Children through their coaches on Sunday 3 May 2020 at Olympafrica Centre in Lusaka.

Speaking during the donation, NOCZ President Alfred Foloko started by giving a round of applause to the media present who are commemorating Press Freedom Day for the work they are doing.

Foloko said NOCZ can contribute to the prevention of the spread of COVID 19 in our communities by also distributing face masks that are mandatory for everyone to wear.

“I stand here to inform everyone present here today that COVID 19 is real and the only measure we can take is to ensure that we abide by the guidelines that have been given by the Ministry of Health.” He said.

He added saying that NOCZ is placing all the resources available at everyone’s disposal, so that everyone can protect themselves during the fight against COVID 19.

He stated that he was happy to see COVID 19 prevention measures such as social distancing and washing of hands among others being observed during the donation.

“To everyone present here today, let’s go out there into the community as sports men and women and make a difference, let’s be the voice to the people in the fight against COVID 19 Pandemic,” He said.

Foloko also thanked the media fraternity for being available and committed to doing their work of informing the nation especially during the pandemic.

“To the media, your efforts are appreciated, keep on doing the good works you are doing,” He said.

He further disclosed that a portion of face masks will be shared with media for them to share with their loved ones back home.

Meanwhile, speaking at the same event Olympafrica Centre Programmes Officer Tinyiko Noombo said that the Coaches and Young leaders are doing their part in educating the children about COVID 19 and how to prevent themselves from contracting the virus.

“On behalf of the Coaches and Children of Olympafrica Centre, I would like to say thank you to NOCZ and we hope that you continue supporting us as Olympafrica as we forge ahead in the fight against Coronavirus,” She said.

A demonstration on hand washing steps using the World Health Organisation (WHO) Technique was done in front of everyone present.

Also present at the donation event was Zambia Taekwondo Federation President and National Olympic Academy Member Likando Nangonde and NOCZ Members of Staff.


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