RENOWNED Consultant in Leadership and Organization Development, Mr. Martin Kalungu Banda says there is need for diplomats to promote the values of Zambia above self-interest.
He said there was need for the Diplomats to develop the skill of listening so as not to miss the opportunity to front the country’s agenda when opportunity arises.
Speaking during a special leadership training for diplomatic staff at Zambia Embassy in Ethiopia, Mr. Banda said diplomats must ensure that they took keen interest in listening and understanding the critical role that they play in ensuring that Zambia is well represented at the continental level.
He said the divides such as ecological, social and spiritual, required countries to respond in an effective manner that promoted the wellbeing of its citizens.
He commended Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba for representing the country well in Ethiopia and the African Union.
And Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba thanked Mr. Banda for offering the international training to his staff for free saying this showed the patriotism that Mr. Banda had for the country.
He further commended him for not being like other acclaimed consultants who have used their fame to dent the image of the country.
Mr. Mwamba said it was unfortunate that some people were bent on tarnishing the image of the country to the outside world despite strides that government was making in improving the livelihood of its citizens.
He stated that Zambia was proud of Mr. Kalungu-Banda for offering a specialized leadership training across the world.
This is according to press statement issued by Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary-Press& Tourism at the Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Amb. Mwamba presents Letters of Credence to the State of Djibouti
ZAMBIA’S Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba is in the State of Djibouti to present Letters of Credence for his accreditation on behalf of His Excellency President Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu.
Mr. Mwamba started the process by meeting Djibouti’s Foreign Affairs Minister, His Excellency Mahmoud Ali Youssouf.
Mr. Mwamba is expected to meet the President of Djibouti, His Excellency Ismaïl Omar Guelleh.
Mr. Mwamba is accredited to Ethiopia, Somali, Sudan and Djibouti.
He is also the Permanent Representative tothe African Union(AU) and to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
This is according to press statement issued by Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza,
First Secretary (Press and Tourism).
Dr. Kenneth Kaunda played a critical role in the liberation struggle of South Africa,Thenjiwe Mthinso says
SOUTH African Ambassador to Spain, Thenjiwe Mthinso, says Zambia’s First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda played a critical role in the liberation struggle of her country.
Speaking during the Political /Liberation Heritage Virtual Dialogue televised live on SABC and monitored by the Zambian High Commission in South Africa, Ambassador Mthinso said Dr Kaunda was at pains to unite the liberation movement.
She said Dr Kaunda was committed to ensure the African National Congress (ANC )and Pan Africanist Congress (PAC )united as the division that existed had weakened the struggle of the liberation movement.
Ambassador Mthinso, who was also one of the veteran members in the liberation struggle and uMkhonto we Sizwe, added that Dr Kaunda had acknowledge that Zambian’s freedom was meaningless if its neighbours were not liberated.
She said Zambia housed the headquarters of the ANC and established refugee camps while land was given to them to produce food during the struggle.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Major General Jackson Miti, said it was good that Dr Kaunda’s role during the liberation struggle was being appreciated.
Maj Gen Miti said Zambia and South Africa will continue to enjoy good bilateral relations as both countries have shared rich history.
This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs Naomi Nyawali, First secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission South Africa.
Emmanuel Mwamba says citizens working abroad should maximize their contribution towards the country’s economic development
ZAMBIAN Ambassador to Ethiopia Emmanuel Mwamba says citizens working abroad should maximize their contribution towards the country’s economic development.
And Mwamba says President Edgar Lungu regards Zambians working in the Diaspora as an important resource for national development.
Speaking during the 11th edition of the Mwape Peer Awards that recognizes Zambians who have excelled in their different professions and have made impact in their communities, Mwamba further requested citizens in the Diaspora to promote trade and investment opportunities to attract more investment in the country.
Mwamba said Zambia had shifted its foreign policy from traditional to Economic diplomacy with a view of attract more economic investments and partnerships for the country.
According to a statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Tourism at the Zambian Embassy in Ethiopia Inutu Mwanza, Mwamba said it is the government’s decision to establish the Diaspora policy in order to ensure that no one is left out of the country’s development agenda.