Pindi lauds sponsors of TZ Ladies Open

THE Minister for Culture, Arts, and Sports, Pindi Chana, has commended the sponsors of the Tanzania Ladies Open Golf championship for their efforts in supporting various women’s golf events staged in the country.

Chana, who graced the climax of the Tanzania Ladies Open Golf Championship at Lugalo Club in Dar es Salaam also stressed the government’s commitment to collaborate with various stakeholders in the country to improve the status of sports.

Among the sponsors include the Exim Bank, the title sponsor of the just-ended Lugalo Ladies Open 2023 golf tournament at the club’s course.

The two-day 36-hole tournament was organized by the Tanzania Ladies Golf Union (TLGU).

“In addition to commending Exim Bank Tanzania and other stakeholders who participated in making this tournament a success, I would like to take this opportunity to give you good news that the government has already begun several efforts to improve the state of golf in the country, including meeting with relevant sports stakeholders to discuss the proper ways to improve this beloved game,” she said.

According to Chana, the government is looking into employing an international golf trainer in the country following a request from golf stakeholders. She also stated that the government is directing its efforts toward improving other sports, including golf, and not just football.

The tournament involved ladies from various clubs across the country. In addition, it allowed Exim Bank Tanzania to promote its new product, Supa Woman, which aims to help women manage their finances effectively and achieve their personal and professional goals.

“We are happy to support this important event for women while also aiming to build a sufficient understanding of proper financial management and saving to enable women to run their businesses professionally and ultimately avoid losses that could hinder their prosperity,” said Mtenya Cheya, the Head of Products and Revenue Assurance, at Exim Bank.

“Through Supa Woman, we are proud to support female athletes and recognize their great achievements in golf. We hope our participation in this tournament will encourage more women to follow their aspirations and achieve their goals, both on and off the golf course,” added Elizabeth Mayengoh, Exim Bank’s Cluster Head.

Speaking at the event, the President of the Tanzania Ladies Golf Union (TLGU), Queen Siraki, also praised the government’s efforts to promote sports in the country and urged Minister Chana to encourage leaders, including women parliamentarians, to participate in golf sport to increase motivation among women in the country to participate in the sport.

She further mentioned that the tournament, held for three consecutive years, was part of celebrating International Mother’s Day. As a result, the event positively impacted participants and stakeholders in the sport.

“Alongside the sporting benefits, participants were able to gain additional knowledge about finance and credit, which has added additional benefits for participants thanks to our sponsors, including Exim Bank,” she mentioned.


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