Lafarge, ZAAA successfully conducts the Lafarge Lusaka Marathon 2015

20.04.2015
 

Lafarge Zambia in partnership with Zambia Amateur Athletics Association (ZAAA) has successfully conducted the second Lafarge Lusaka Marathon at Levy Junction Shopping Mall in Lusaka.

The Lafarge Lusaka Marathon is a Lafarge initiative which is aimed at promoting wellness in the workplace and in the community. The proceeds from the event will go toward supporting health care initiatives such as the Mother of Mercy Hospice in Chilanga, Arthur Davison Children Hospital in Ndola among others.

The event was attended by the First Lady of the Republic of Zambia, Mrs Esther Lungu, the Minister of Sport, Youth and Child Development, Honorable Vincent Mwale, MP, Lafarge Chief Executive Officer Mr Emmanuel Rigaux, Zambia Armature Athletics Association (ZAAA) Vice President Lt. Col Godwin Chenda, and Managing Director of Madison General Insurance, Mr. Chabala Lumbwe.

Speaking at the event, Lafarge Zambia Chief Executive Officer Mr Emmanuel Rigaux said Lafarge Zambia is committed to promoting the spirit of health and well being in Zambia.

“On behalf of Lafarge Zambia, I would like to reaffirm our committed of promoting the spirit of health and well being in the country. The Lafarge Lusaka Marathon remains a major part of our wellness programme and our corporate social responsibility initiative. It will continue to have a positive impact on our communities”, said Mr Rigaux

Mr Rigaux further hoped that the marathon will influence members of our society to look after their health as some of the diseases that we see can be controlled through such activities.

Sports, Youth and Child Development Minister Hon Vincent Mwale further commended the second Lafarge Lusaka Marathon event for transforming amateur athletes into a worldwide platform where Zambia’s talented youths can participate in.

Mwale added that government‘s expectations are that Lafarge PLC grows the Lusaka marathon to gold medal standing which will attract athletes across the world.

Meanwhile the First Lady of the Republic of Zambia Mrs Esther Lungu said physical inactivity contributes to the increase of non-communicable diseases worldwide. She therefore thanked Lafarge Zambia and ZAAA for organizing the Lafarge Lusaka Marathon to promote wellness in the country. Mrs Lungu further expressed happiness about the marathon as it is designed not only for the professional athletes but also for the general public and their families.



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About Lafarge

 

A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 63,000 people in 61 countries, and posted sales of €12.8 billion in 2014. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world’s leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. More information is available on Lafarge's website: www.lafarge.com

 

About Lafarge Zambia

 

Lafarge Zambia is the main supplier of building materials and constructions solution provider in Zambia. Established in 1949 as Chilanga Cement, it was acquired in May 2001 by the Lafarge Group. With over 1000 employees and contractors Lafarge Zambia has a production capacity of 1, 300,000 tonnes cement per annum, which enables the Company to cater for the ever-growing demands of the Zambian and regional markets. Its product range includes Mphamvu, which is a flagship brand and has established strong presence in both domestic and regional markets, Powerplus, used in heavy construction projects, SupaSet, for block makers and concrete product manufacturers, Roadcem, for soil stabilization in road construction as well as Wallcrete for wall plastering. Innovation and customer satisfaction are at the core of the company’s performance.www.lafarge.co.zm

 

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