Airtel Networks Zambia has been declared WINNER of the ‘Best Dividend Paying Company’ at the 12th Corporate Governance Annual Awards of the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE) held on 27th January 2023 in Lusaka.
Receiving the award, Airtel Networks Zambia Plc, Managing Director Manu Sood said the award would not have been possible without the unwavering trust of customers in Airtel as the preferred network provider. Sood said the growing Airtel customer base is further testament of continued customers’ trust in Airtel.
He said best Dividend Paying Company award from LuSE is a recognition of Airtel’s consistent and high dividend track record in recent past adding that Airtel is 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 on education for the under-privileged.”
He added that Airtel has 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 under-privileged. “Airtel has supported schools in – Petauke, Choma, Kafue, Chongwe, Chisamba, Mwalubemba and Twalubuka.” He added.
Sood thanked LuSE and said it was indeed an honor and privilege to receive the 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 LuSE Corporate Governance Annual Awards are held 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 (Minister of Finance – Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane) and other dignitaries of LUSE and SEC.