air marshall perence shiri.jpgThe Commander of the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ), Air Marshal Perence Shiri, has applauded the corporate sector for its valuable contribution to AFZ Programmes.

Speaking at an occasion to mark the end of year AFZ Commander’s Sundowner held in the capital, Air Marshal Shiri hailed the corporate sector for helping sustain social responsibility programmes run by the AFZ in a manner that has seen local the livelihood of communities being changed for the better.

Speaking on behalf of the corporate world, local banker, Dr John Mangudya said the partnership between the corporate sector and AFZ is built on an understanding that there can be no economy to talk about if institutions like the Air Force of Zimbabwe are not supported fully.

The AFZ has been involved in a number of community programmes in partnership with industry by playing an active role in companies like Netone, ZESA, ZINWA while also carrying out disaster-relief operations in places such as the Zambezi Valley and beyond the country’s borders.