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Lafarge Zambia Board Chairman, Mr Muna Hantuba


Zambia Amateur Athletic Association President Mr Elias Mpondela


Madison General Insurance Representative


Standard Chartered Bank Representative.


Stanbic Bank Representative


PWC Representative


Zambia Sugar Representative


Lafarge Zambia Plc Excom


Representatives from;


1. Chilanga Mother of Mercy Hospice


2. Livingstone General Hospital


3. Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital


4. UTH Cancer Disease Hospital


Members of Staff of Lafarge Zambia


Members of the press



Ladies and Gentlemen, May I simply say all protocols observed.


l Good morning. As you might be aware, In May of this year Lafarge Zambia successfully held its 6 edition of the Lafarge Lusaka Marathon in association with the Zambia Amateur Athletic Association of Zambia (ZAAA). With the support of some of our main sponsors here today, this year’s marathon saw over 3,000 participants from 16 countries around the world. In addition, the marathon focuses on promoting wellness and social cohesion as well as supporting the spirit of marathon running in our country.


l Today, is particularly exciting as it demonstrates Lafarge Zambia’s unwavering commitment to sustainability development through the marathon; by ensuring shared value within our communities around us. The Lafarge Lusaka Marathon therefore, is a fundraising initiative that Lafarge Zambia channels towards supporting the Lafarge Foundation.


l Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, the continued co-operation and support by you our partners in ensuring that the marathon is a success is highly appreciated. Without adequate human, technical and financial support in this area, the vision to support needy institutions would not be possible. I believe this gesture will not only change the lives of our mothers and our youth but more so contribute to the developmental agenda in Zambia and subsequently translate into a healthier and stronger nation.


l Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce that the Lafarge Lusaka marathon 2019 managed to generate through the participation of over 3 thousand the sum of 192, 000 kwacha of which we will distribute to the institutions supported by the Lafarge Foundation as follows;


· Chilanga Mother of Mercy Hospice- 48,000 ZMW


· Livingstone General Hospital- 48,000 ZMW


· Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital- 48,000 ZMW


· UTH Cancer Disease Hospital- 48,000 ZMW




l May I also extend a heart-felt thank you to all the Zambians and the International athletes that showed up this year to the Lafarge Lusaka marathon and made it a success. Your generous contribution has assisted to realize the vision of the Lafarge Lusaka Marathon a reality, we truly thank you.


l Distinguished Guests, may I take this opportunity to announce that the 7th Edition of the Lafarge Lusaka Marathon will take place on May 9th 2019 at Levy Mall. Registration is also officially open, both online and physically if you go to the ZAAA offices in Rhodespark.


l The registration amount remains the same, 350 Kwacha for 42 km and 21 Km, 10km is 200 kwacha and 5km is 100 kwacha.


l If you would like to know more about this year’s marathon races please visit us on our Lafarge Lusaka Marathon FB page, and our website www.lusakamarathon.com


l For over 70 years Lafarge Zambia has built dreams and iconic infrastructure across the country, and we would like to be part of building your life albeit in another way, your fitness and well-being, hence 2020’s Marathon theme is Build for Life”.


l Finally, my sincere gratitude goes to the Zambia Amateur Athletics Association (ZAAA), our sponsors and partners for the generous support for the success of the 2019 Lafarge Lusaka Marathon. I acknowledge the organizing committee’s hard work and coordination, the Media for promoting the event and most importantly the participants who year on end make the Lafarge Lusaka Marathon event achievable.


I wish you all a safe and wonderful festive season.


I thank you