President Edgar Lungu has called for an end to reckless spending in the foreign mission.
President Lungu said he was studying the Auditor General’s report and has noticed a lot of reckless expenditure in the foreign mission.
President Lungu said this during the swearing in ceremony of Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba and Humphrey Kabanda who is Ambassador to France at State House today.
President Lungu urged the envoys to be impeccable in their conduct as they are the mirror of Zambia to the international community.
And Zambia’s envoy to France Humphrey Kabanda thanked President Lungu for appointing him ambassador to France.
Mr Kabanda said it was his duty to ensure that Zambia has more investment from France.
He said France is an influential country with the largest economies in the world.
And Zambia High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba said the issue of misappropriation of resources in the foreign mission alluded to by President Lungu was unacceptable and requires urgent attention.
Mr Mwamba said the expenditure in the foreign mission should be done according to the constitution and the mission requirements.
He explained that most a time abuse of resources comes as a result of not following financial regulations and procedures.
Mr Mwamba said it was his duty to ensure that Zambia continues to enjoy the good business relationships with South Africa.
He said his mission to South Africa is to see more investment to Zambia so that more jobs can be created especially for young people who should be given opportunities for school, trade and transfer of skills.