THE Finance and Administration Committee of the Board of Directors of Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has announced the appointment of Cornwell Muleya as the Chief Executive Officer.
In a statement issued by IDC head of corporate communication Namakau Mukelabai, Mr Muleya has over 34 years of financial and operational experience and business analysis, with demonstrated technical and leadership skills in various top management roles held.
Ms Mukelabai said Mr Muleya started his career at Deloitte and Touché, later he moved to DHL, PriceWaterCoopers (Zambia and Kenya) where he was responsible for financial and audit assignments.
“He then joined Air Botswana, where he started as Financial Accountant and rose to the position of Director Finance and subsequently CEO of the Company.
In the Aviation industry Mr Muleya focused on business solutions, capital raising, turn around strategies, re-organisation and restructuring, whilst rising to the position of CEO in Zambia, Botswana, Kenya and Uganda.
His recent position was Chief Executive Officer at Uganda National Airlines Company Limited, based in Uganda, where he successfully set up the new national airline as the consultant and later appointed to be CEO to lead the launch of operation and implementation of the Business Plan,” Ms Mukelabai said.
She said Mr Muleya is a Chartered Accountant, Chemical Engineer and Airline Executive who holds a BSc (Hons) Chemical Engineering from Bath University, UK and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants.
Ms Mukelabai said the Board is confident that Mr Muleya will aggressively and diligently drive the business and transformational agenda of the IDC to yield impactful benefits to its Shareholders and to the people of Zambia.
“Furthermore, the Board would like to express their gratitude to Mrs Leya Mtonga- Ngoma, Chief Legal Officer, who has been Acting CEO since August 2023 to date,” she said.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 11th October, 2023)
Miner succumbs to injuries at Kansanshi Mine
A MINER at Kansanshi Mine lost his life when a rock fell on him in the underground dewatering decline portal, part of the mine’s ongoing development in the main pit.
The incident took place on Thursday around 20:00 hours.
The victim, Stephen Musukwa, employed by the mine’s contractor Reliant Drilling, sustained injuries and was promptly attended to by paramedics.
According to the Mine’s corporate affairs department, Mr Musukwa was subsequently evacuated to South Africa for treatment, where, he succumbed to his injuries.
“The relevant authorities have been informed and are at the scene of the incident.Our sincere condolences go out to his family, workmates and friends.Our priority for now is to ensure that his family receives our support during this difficult time,” reads the statement.
(Mwebantu, Saturday, 25th November, 2023)
Police say over 50 people swindled in fake roofing sheets scam
OVER 50 people swindled after they paid more than K700, 000 in order to buy Iron sheets.
Chongwe man nabbed for allegedly smuggling 16 Ethiopians
FOUR people among them Geoffrey Chumbwe have been arrested for suspected migrant smuggling involving 16 Ethiopians.
Mr Chumbwe 32 in company of Samson Masuka,34 believed to be the master mind, Kakoma Masumba aged 31 and Renson Sinkala aged 25 were nabbed during an operation which began as a routine patrol.
In a statement, Department of Immigration public relations officer Namati Nshinka said the operation took place on Wednesday, November 22nd.
“The operation quickly escalated when Immigration Officers received information that a White Fortuner Registration number BBD 671 carrying suspected illegal immigrants had been spotted near Water Falls Mall in Lusaka’s Silverest Area. Following this lead, the Officers rushed to the scene and eventually located the vehicle, which was empty at the time most likely after the driver had dropped off the passengers at an unknown location,” he said.
Mr Nshinka said the Officers started trailing the vehicle until the Driver, Mr Chumbwe, parked the vehicle which appeared to have been modified by removing the back seats to maximize carrying capacity.
He said Mr Chumbwe initially expressed ignorance regarding the whereabouts of the suspected Ethiopians.
“He instead led the officers to Kaunda Square, where Kakoma Masumba and Renson Sinkala, whom he alleged had transported the Ethiopians from Kasama, resided. The officers picked the two suspects and further investigations led them to Geoffrey Chumbwe’s Residence in Silverest where the officers found 16 undocumented suspected Ethiopians in a Gazebo,” he said.
Similarly, the Department of Immigration in Mansa on November 18th and 19th apprehended 35 persons during a clean-up operation dubbed ‘Operation Kolopa’.
Mr Nshinka explained that the operation was mainly on the Pemba Islands on the Luapula River, which is believed to have an influx of suspected illegal immigrants engaged in agricultural and fishing activities.
‘Those apprehended were 33 Congolese, 32 of whom were nabbed for illegal entry and unlawful stay and one for engaging in business without a Permit, and two Chinese for failure to observe the terms and conditions of their permits,” he saids.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 24th November, 2023)