Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
THE Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services will today host their annual Commissioner-General’s Goodwill Charity Fundraising Golf Tournament at Police Golf Club in Gunhill. The event seeks to raise money to assist families of deceased officers and those injured while carrying out their duties.
ZPCS spokesperson, Elizabeth Banda, said they were targeting to raise around $60 000 during the event.
“The Commissioner-General’s Goodwill Trust Fund is part of fund-raising initiatives to ensure that it fulfils its thrust of raising funds for officers who cannot continue with the service due to injuries sustained during the course of their duties, orphans, widows and widowers,” she said.
“Assistance includes payment of school fees for orphans as well as provision of start-up capital for widows and widowers so that they start income-generating projects to take care of their families.”
The ZPCS said 198 families had benefited from the 10 provinces, with a total of $125 115 having being disbursed since 2012.