“EAZ Unveils New Board of directors”

… Dr. Mungule says the association under him will priorise professionalism and economic growth

By Francis Maingaila
Lusaka, Zambia24 (14-04-2024) – The Economic Association of Zambia (EAZ) has announced its new board, which includes Vice President Mbanji Milambo, Secretary Dr. Nicholus Obby Mainza, Vice Secretary Mr. Emmanuel Zulu, Treasurer Mr. Robert Mookola Malasha, Vice Treasurer Mrs. Natasha HC Mulimbika, Member Dr. Bernard Tembo, Member Mr. Mutemwa Mebelo, and Simon Mtambo, who are set to lead for the next two years.

Osward Mungule, the new president of the EAZ, told journalists at a breakfast that the association prioritizes professionalism and providing practical information to the government.

Dr. Mungule, who introduced the new executive committee at a media briefing, highlighted their commitment to dynamic leadership, advancing economics through research, analysis, and education.

Dr. Mungule stated plans for specialized training programs and collaboration with the corporate world.

Dr. Mungule urged members to understand their roles within the organization by familiarizing themselves with the EAZ Constitution.

Additionally, Dr. Mungule outlined activities such as strategy formulation, journal launching, conference organizing, and awards initiating by the Executive Committee.

“Efforts will focus on enhancing the Secretariat staff’s capacity and engaging members actively,” he said.

He mentioned drafting legislation to support economic development initiatives remains a key agenda item, showcasing the association’s commitment to a brighter future for all.

He said the EAZ seeks support from both members and the press, recognizing the importance of collective efforts in driving meaningful progress.

Dr. Oswald Mungule is the new President of EAZ, along with other appointed members. The EAZ aims to foster proactive engagement among stakeholders to propel national economic growth.

“The organization seeks to advance economics through research, education, publications, and consultancy services,” he said.

He explained that the EAZ is committed to inclusive and sustainable socioeconomic development. Members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the EAZ Constitution of 2023.

According tp Dr. Mungule, rhe NEC has outlined several upcoming activities, including strategic planning, journal establishment, conferences, awards, capacity building, and networking.

“The NEC aims to engage members effectively for mutual benefits and contribute to the development of economics in Zambia,” he explained.

During the same media briefing, Dr. Mungule introduced a new acting Executive Director or Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tendai Ponsiano, to oversee the day-to-day operations of the association.

Dr. Mungule expressed confidence in Ponsiano’s abilities and emphasized the importance of strong leadership in achieving the association’s goals.

He stated that Ponsiano would work closely with the executive committee to implement strategic initiatives and ensure the effective functioning of the EAZ.

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