The Zambia South Africa Business Forum has appointed a new Board of Non-Executive Members following the end of tenure of office for the out-going members.
The names of the new board members were unveiled by Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba at a ceremony held at the Zambian Chancery in Pretoria.
Mr. Mwamba urged the new board members to work towards promoting trade partnerships between the two countries adding that there was need to strike trade balance in which both countries had a win-win situation.
He observed that Zambia’s exports of goods and services to South Africa were less saying it was that country that dominated the trade between the two countries.
Mr. Mwamba further appealed to the new board to ensure that the establishment of the proposed export zone on the Copperbelt Province by the Gauteng province of South Africa was actualised as it would reduce on costs of doing business.
He thanked the out-going board for their dedication and commitment to the promotion of trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
This was contained in a press statement issued to ZANIS by the First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia’s High Commission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali.
The new board which will run for two years, will be headed by Dr. Chiara Chiumya, a former Assistant Director at Bank of Zambia and an accomplished international financial consultant.
The new board comprises of Laurence Chibwe, Managing Director and Principal Architect of Afritects based in South Africa and Dr. Maboreng Managka Agnes Maharaswa a renowned Strategic Management and Policy Development expert while Lewis Mosho the Managing Partner at Lewis Nathan Advocates, a Zambian Law firm was also appointed board member.
While others include Dr. Pule Mutati a Specialist Cardiologist and Head of Clinical and Intervention Cardiology together with Chiboni Evans, Chief Executive Officer at South African Electro-Technical Export Council.
Others are John Kayula, Augustine Chisembele, Ferdinand Simanya, Beauty Mtonga and Dirk Hanecome.