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Ambassador Kapambwe takes up USA post

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AMBASSADOR Lazarous Kapambwe has urged diplomats to safeguard Zambia’s long-standing brand as a peaceful, friendly and dignified nation, stressing that the internationally recognized national credentials were an asset that complemented many national development fronts and agendas.

And Ambassador Kapambwe says the mission in Washington has a solemn duty of ensuring that the warm relations between Zambia and the United were further strengthened.

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of the Republic of Zambia to the United States of America said the reputation of peace, warmth of the people and friendliness were built over many years and were widely admired and respected.

In addressing diplomats at the Zambian Mission in Washington D.C., Ambassador Kapambwe said “the number one trait that people noticed about Zambia was the warmth and friendliness of the people”.

“Whatever people do in Zambia, whatever they see and wherever they go, they have one common narrative; the picture that remains with them is the warmth of the people, the friendliness and the peace. That is the picture we need to continue giving in the way we relate with the people in various communities and official engagements. We must be mindful of that brand and respect it and the dignity and friendliness of the people,” Ambassador Kapambwe told Zambian mission diplomats.

His Excellency President Edgar Lungu transferred Mr. Kapambwe from the United Nations in New York and appointed him as Ambassador to the United States. Mr. Kapambwe has taken over from Ambassador Dr Ngosa Simbyakula who has gone to the United Nations Mission in New York. Mr. Kapambwe is also concurrently accredited, on a non-residential basis to Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Belize, Haiti, Guatemala and Honduras.

He called for hard work, sacrifice and dedicated service to the country.

“We work for one country; we serve one government. Let us strive for higher success. Nothing can stop us and nothing will be impossible if we commit ourselves,” Ambassador Kapambwe said adding that the diplomats’ diverse talents and capabilities should work towards attaining success for Zambia. He said diplomats must not lose sight of Government’s mission in the United States.

Before his appointment as Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Kapambwe served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations in New York from 2007.

Mr. Kapambwe also served as Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union, from June 2003 to June 2007. He was concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Zambia to Sudan, Yemen, Djibouti and Somalia. Before holding that post, he was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs from 2002 to 2003, after serving as Deputy Permanent Secretary responsible for Asia, Africa and the Middle East from 2000 to 2002. He was the Director for Africa and Organization of African Unity Affairs from 1996 to 2000, after two months as Director for European Affairs from June to August 1996.

Mr. Kapambwe also held posts in Europe and the United States, as Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Zambian Embassies in Bonn, Germany, from 1993 to 1996, and in Washington, D.C., from 1988 to 1993. He was Counsellor for Political Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Zambia to the United Nations from 1987 to 1988. Prior to bilateral and multilateral postings, Mr. Kapambwe held several posts in Government.

This is according to press statement issued Eric Mwanza at First Secretary – Press Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Washington D.C.

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Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba is in the USA and was received by Arizona State Senator 

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ZAMBIA’S Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba is in Phoenix, Arizona in the USA.

He is among Ambassadors drawn from the United Nations in New York and Geneva, as delegates to a high-level policy Conference on family matters.

Mr. Mwamba was received by the President Pro Tempore and State Senator of Arizona State, His Excellency Eddie Farnsworth, his spouse Jane.

The high level Conference is organized by Family Watch International.

This is according to press statement issued by
Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary (Press and Tourism) at Zambia Embassy in Addis Ababa,
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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Kakoma Kanganja warns people against arming themselves ahead of the forthcoming by-elections

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INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned people against arming themselves with guns and other offensive weapons ahead of the forthcoming by-elections.

In a statement, Kanganja said the police Will also conduct random searches on persons and vehicles for offensive weapons during the Chilubi parliamentary by-elections campaigns as well as other ward by elections in Nachikungu, Kakwacha, and Kaande wards in Southern and Western Provinces.

He said the Zambia Police Service is ready to police the elections and has done all the necessary preparations to ensure that peaceful elections.

“As Zambia Police service, we shall be firm on the ground and shall not tolerate any disorderly conduct before, during and after the elections. My appeal therefore is for all leaders of all political parties taking part in the elections to advise their supporters to conduct their political activities in a peaceful manner,” Kanganja said.

He said enough police officers will be deployed to provide security and ensure that law and order prevails.

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Africa must be given two seats and power of veto in the UN Security Council

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MINISTER of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Joseph Malanji has called on Africa to ensure that the demand for two permanent seats, with power of veto, was given to Africa in the United Nations Security Council during the on-going UN reforms.

Speaking on behalf of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Joseph Malanji in Senegal during a Ministerial Meeting of the Committee of Ten, Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba said it was imperative the UN security council as the pioneer of governance systems, reflected the needs and interests of both developing and developed countries in an rational and non-selective manner.

Ambassador Mwamba said Zambia supported the AU position on the need for Africa to have representation on the UN Security Council and further called on the C10 to continue to hold consultations with Member states and interest groups in an effort to achieve a comprehensive reform of the Council.

The Ministerial meeting of the Committee of ten which has since came to an end reiterated the importance for African countries to stay united on the reform of the United Nations Security Council, and speak with one voice to support the African union position, which calls for the allocation of two seats in the permanent category with its prerogative and privileges including the right to Veto, and two additional seats in the non-permanent category on the Security council.

The meeting further recommended that African countries must include the Common African position on the reform of the UN Security Council in their respective Foreign Policy priorities.

Zambia is amongst other African Countries under the African Union Committee of 10 {C-10} that have reaffirmed their cooperation and commitment towards the reform of the United Nations Security Council.

The C10 is a committee set up by the AU with mandate to canvass the African position on the United Nations Security council-UNSC- reform with a demand for Africa to be given two permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council and three other non permanent seats.

This is according to press statement issued by Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary-Press& Tourism at Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

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