Secretary to the cabinet Dr Roland Msiska delivering his remarks.
Secretary to the cabinet Dr Roland Msiska delivering his remarks.
SECRETARY to the Cabinet Roland Msiska says Zambia needs to develop foundational courses that will promote educational tourism to broaden revenue collection.
He said as the country embarks on its economic stabilisation journey, Zambia requires collective efforts in developing necessary skills that are vital in building the nation’s future.

Officiating at the launch of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) diploma in public sector financial management on Wednesday evening, Dr Msiska said skills development is key in economic development and should be encouraged.

The launch of the diploma by ZICA is a culmination of intense interaction with the public sector institutions, including the office of the auditor general, office of accountant general and controller of internal audits, among others, since 2013 when the development of the programme started.

“Our country is at a critical stage of its development journey, with the economic growth plan, we need efforts in developing skills that will enable accounting personnel acquire knowledge to assist in addressing challenges in the financial public sector as well as attract international participants in the programmes,” he said.

Dr Msiska said the launch of the new diploma will complement Government’s efforts in developing the human resource capacity in the area of public sector financial management.
The new diploma will save Government revenue, as it used to spend huge sums of money in training new accounting personnel to convert them into useful accountants in the public sector.

Earlier, ZICA president Wesley Beene said the institute decided to launch the programme due to various challenges in the public sector, especially that most accountancy qualifications always focused on training accountants in the private sector.

Mr Beene said the institute will continue broadening its portfolio of qualifications in accordance with the needs of the industry to support economic growth in the country.
At the same event, ZICA chief executive officer Hapenga Kabeta said the new programme will bridge the gap in the industry thereby translate into improved service delivery.

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  1. my learned minister what exactly are you are saying statement makes no sense at all Educational tourism is what pls explain

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  2. These ministers and permanent secretaries are all full of crap! First and foremost they need to fire that dull Minister of Tourism and Arts because he is an embarrassment with fake degrees. They just hired a new tourism permanent secretary who has credentials that don’t make sense. She has doctor among other things which are not inline with the time frame needed to do all she listed. You can Google her name and it will all pop up. Second, they need to get rid of all the chaps at the Zambia Tourism Board. How long has Felix Chaila been director and tourism is far worse that it ever was before. All these guys are sucking Zambia dry and bring nothing to the table and why this sector cannot work. Everyone needs a diploma and degree if they are to boost this sector not dull people.

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  3. I wonder why so much efforts are targeted at educating corporate thieves in zica students. The hub of development lies in educating engineers

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  4. When the pf are failing to ensure quality basic education to Zambians they surely think sane foreigners will flock here to take advantage of their mediocre education. Maybe special needs students will come here

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  5. @Uncle Charles you are right. Getting both makes common sense.
    One can make better informed decisions when they are educated.

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  6. DA PROJECTS MANAGEMENT LTD ZAMBIA
    PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
    TRAVEL TRADE TOURISM PROJECTS
    Government Led….
    Private Sector driven projects….
    Community based Tourism projects….

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  7. Education tourism simply means making pupils pay for then to walk in an empty park with no animals.
    Makes sure their parents empty their pockets to support the rich,

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  8. Mr. Msiska is completely lost. Has he looked how run-down our institutions of learning have become? Why, just a few months ago the UNZA boss decided to buy himself a very expensive Prado instead of spending that money on improving UNZA’s infrastructure. In any serious developing country, such a decision, which is despotic would have been stopped before the guy had any chance to speak his mind about it.

    He was allowed to abuse public resources for his own benefit, impoverishing the rest of the country by his crude selfishness. This is grossly unpatriotic. And for Mr. Msiska to speak of educational tourism, he must be drinking Kachasu in his private room!

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  9. THIS IS RIGHT BUT I THINK PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF UKULANDA FYE PAKANWA WITHOUT IMPLEMENTATION. I KEEP WRITING ON THIS SUBJECT AND THE SUBJECT OF MAUNFACTURING (OR INDUSTRIALISATION), FARMING AND FOOD PROCESSING BUT I THINK MY WORDS FALL ON DEAF EARS. ZAMBIA MUST DESIGN TOURISM (AND PRODUCT DESIGN SUBJECT IN CASE OF MANUFACTURING) SUBJECTS STARTING FROM PRIMARY SCHOOL TO SECONDARY AND UNIVERSITY LEVEL IN TERMS OF TOURISM. WHY TOURISM (IN THIS CASE) SHOULD START FROM PRIMARY LEVEL IS THAT WE WANT CHANGE OR RE-ORIENTATE THE NEXT GENARATIONS TOWARDS TOURISM.

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  10. Peter,manufacturing. Industrializatio food processing require a consistent supply of electricity,
    Then there has to be a market to get your return on investment 78% of population are deemed to be in poverty as defined by international so you nkw have a population of of 2.7 million who may or may not be able to buy your product
    We have too many middlemen in transactions each topping up, eventually it is cheaper to buy an imported product.
    Disincentive to set up manufacturing is greater than incentive.

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  11. Which countries in the world are expected to contribute to the costs of family funerals, allow 3 day mourning, pay fares if pipo live more than x amount of kms from job, provide lunch and that is on top of statutory obligations.
    No casualization, latenes to work, poor customer relation skills, employers are helping staff but staff think they are doing the employer a favour by working for them . Facebook and mobile fones are more important than the customer

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