Byo mayor launches Christmas Cheer Fund

The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is planning to raise US$100 000 to assist the less privileged members of the community through the Mayor’s Cheer Fund.

“Our target for the year 2022 has been set at US$100 000, ladies and gentlemen, we cannot achieve this without your support and participation. We launch today’s cheer fund and call you as partners in various spheres of life to help us fundraise for this very important occasion on the calendar of the city,” said Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni, at the official launch on Thursday.

Mayor Mguni set the ball rolling by donating ZWL$100 000 while other councillors donated ZWL$120 000.

Fortwell wholesalers donated ZWL$1 million, Ingwebu Breweries chipped in with US$3000 while Davies Granite donated US$1000.

Other corporates such as YWCA, Madlala tours, World Vision, Rotary Club and other stakeholders donated non-monetary items such as blankets and food hampers.

The Mayor appealed to residents and other stakeholders to donate towards the cause.  

Mguni also said they will be holding various activities to fundraise including a music concert featuring some of the city’s leading musicians.

“ One of these initiatives is the I love Msizkay concert which we will be co-hosting with Msizkay and other artists at the City Hall gardens on Saturday 10 December 2022. We invite everyone to join in on this day for fun and join as we also work towards assisting the needy community in the city of Bulawayo,” he said.

“We call for your partnership and assistance in ensuring that we raise and also meet the target of US$100 000. I also urge each one of us in various communities to share what we have with our friends and neighbours during the Christmas period.”

For those who want to make cash donations, they can make a deposit to the Mayor’s Cheer Fund Stanbic Bank Account: ZWL$ Account Number 9140002265736 Branch JMN Nkomo Street, Swift Code: SBICZWHX or via the Nostro Account: Stanbic Bank Account: City Of Bulawayo US$ Account No: 9140001054774, Branch: JMN Nkomo Street Branch Code: 3302, Swift Code: SBICZWHX.

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