Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has been declared WINNER of the ‘Best Dividend Paying Company’ at the 12th Corporate Governance Annual Awards of the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE) held at the Mulungushi International Conference Center on 27th January 2023.
Airtel Networks Zambia Plc, Managing Director, Mr. Manu Sood received the award and said “Thank you LuSE for bestowing this honour. I am indeed honoured and privileged to receive this award on behalf of Airtel. This award would not have been possible without the unwavering trust of customers in Airtel as the preferred network provider. The growing Airtel customer base is further testament of continued customers’ trust in Airtel”.
Mr. Sood added, “Best Dividend Paying Company award from LuSE is a recognition of our consistent and high dividend track record in recent times. We are focused on serving customers, shareholders and communities as a responsible corporate”.
Over and above creating value for our shareholders, being a responsible corporate, Airtel has also been very consistent and focused on its CSR activities. Our CSR activities have always been centered around education for the underprivileged. We have been working collaboratively with Zambia Open Community Schools (ZOCS) and the Ministry of Education for the common objective of making an impact for the education of the underprivileged. Airtel has supported schools in – Petauke, Choma, Kafue, Chongwe, Chisamba, Mwalubemba and Twalubuka.
The LuSE Corporate Governance Annual Awards are held annually to recognise listed Companies that have exceptionally adhered to the LuSE Corporate Governance Code amongst other listing requirements. The 12th LuSE Award ceremony was graced by the Accountant General of the Republic of Zambia, Mr. Kennedy Musonda, representing the Minister of Finance – Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane and other dignitaries of LUSE and SEC.
Source: Airtel Zambia