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Golf aids military, civil wellness – Permanent Secretary

GOVERNMENT says golf has helped defence forces to improve their military and civil wellness.
And the Zambia Army on Saturday scooped the Defence Force Day Golf Championship after amassing 210 points.
Ministry of Defence permanent secretary Rose Salukatula, who officiated at the prize-giving ceremony at Lusaka’s Chainama Hills Golf Club on Saturday, said golf has brought a cross section of participants to improve military and civil wellness.
Salukatula said the defence force is committed to redefining its roles to suit the prevailing circumstances.
The tournament, which was held to commemorate the Defence Force Day, attracted participants from Zambia Air Force (ZAF), Zambia Army, Zambia National Service (ZNS) and Zambia Police Service.
“In commemorating this important day, the current rank and file of the defence forces is also paying tribute to the founding commanders for having laid sustainable roles that are still in force to date,” she said.
And Zambia Army emerged overall winners in the team event with 210 points, three better than ZAF while ZNS was third on 188 points.
The individual overall winner was Lackson Mwiya of ZAF.
Gift Kasonde of Zambia Army won the A division with 36 points while Harrison Manga of  ZAF and Zambia Army’s James Mulenga emerged second and third after garnering 35 and 31 points, respectively.
In the B division, Ashwell Mwansa of ZNS and Joe Mwanza emerged first and second respectively on 37 and 34 points while  Zambia Army deputy commander Topply Lubaya settled for third position after amassing 34 points on a count back.
Zambia Army’s Mulenga Kaela won the ladies category.

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