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Mulenga Bwalya appointed DBZ CEO

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The Development Bank of Zambia has announced the appointment of Dr. Samuel Mulenga Bwalya as its Managing Director (MD).

Dr. Bwalya has over 25 years of experience in development economics, economic management and international development, which spans across Nigeria, Ethiopia and Zambia.

He has conducted research in several fields of economics, political economy, taxation and tax administration systems, and on environment and natural resource management.

Prior to joining DBZ, Dr. Bwalya worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria as Country Director and Resident Representative.

He also worked for UNDP Ethiopia as Country Director, as well as the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) as Director for Corporate Planning and Research.

He holds a PhD Degree in Economics and Master of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Rhode Island and Addis Ababa University respectively, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Zambia.

Commenting on Dr. Bwalya’s appointment, DBZ Board Chairperson Prof Pinalo Chifwanakeni said ‘We are confident that his leadership capabilities, coupled with his economic management and international development expertise, will enable the Bank to formulate and implement key transformative programs that will enhance its position as a development finance institution.”

21 COMMENTS

  1. …another bemba man gets a top post, meanwhile, others are retired “in national interest”…stinking pf tribalists; totally inept and incompetent!

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  2. Almost all positions at this bank are from the bemba land. Yes, well qualified, but does it mean other tribes did not apply for the job? A friend who works at this bank is always lamenting the tribal thing at this bank. This is a genuine post with no malice whatsoever.

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  3. I am bemba and would like to be objective but truly the first thing that stood out for me was that he is bemba. This made me think of heada of SOEs or strategic public institutions which also happen to be bemba. NATSAVE, ZRA, ZESCO, BOZ… I am sure there are many more. Hard to defend and say that there is no tribalism at plan. That said it does sound like he is suitably qualified. Congratulations to the man!

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  4. Is mr edgar lungu a liability or an asset to the country called zambia. The answer is yoz to keep to yosef.

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  5. If you want you can fill up all positions in Zambia with properly qualified people BUT from one tribe. For example, there are enough qualified Tonga people to fill up all the top positions in Zambia. The question is if a leader did that how would non-Tongas feel? Right now there is definitely something wrong somewhere. Leaders shouldn’t lead us into temptation.

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  6. @blabla,NATSAV is headed by a Mukwandi( name does not sound Bemba,but married to a Chibesakunda),BOZ is headed by Dr.Kalyalya(earlier I thought he is from NW but Paul Moonga,rrecently told media that Dr.Kalyalya is Tonga). So tell us what you mean by tribal here!!

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  7. We need to start thinking about being Zambian instead of tribe.Any qualified person should head institutions.Africa is so concerned about tribe.Just work hard instead being petty of tribalism.He is qualified to head the bank.Congratulations DR.

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  8. even the private sector is now getting afraid of the tribalism in govt. they have concluded to talk to govt well you would need a ceo from the pf preferred tribes. watch the space.

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  9. Zambia’s a post-colonial nation and ought to be governed as such. We need to realize wht really keeps the peace in Zambia. He’s no doubt qualified for the job and I hope he will rise to the challenge. Money lending is a tricky game.

  10. I hope Dr Samuel Bwalya has a clue wht awaits him in the DBZ job. I would advise to hv a chat with some of his predecessors if he can find them. Good luck in the poisoned chalice.

  11. Mukwandi at NATSAV is Chibesakunda. Her husband is Judge ChibesaKunda’s son. Now, have you all wondered why he goes by his mother’s maiden name? Wjo is his father by whose name he was supposed to be going by? And the chap is good looking, inline any of the ChibesaKundas like that ape Nkandu Luonyokolola. Mukwandi’s husband is actually Mr ChibesaKunda-Malumo! Now you know, ki mwana poho yensu wiiiii!

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  12. @Kalumyana
    What are you trying to put across? Very disjointed statement. Maybe you’re drunk. Kkkkkkk.

  13. @ Mwa bupo, you are sick in the head. Tribalism will kill you one day! You dimwit. Since when did it become a sin to appoint a Bemba in any position??

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  14. Congratulations indeed! Dr SM Bwalya is a hardworking and principled man whose track record is there for all to see. He will certainly make a difference at DBZ.

  15. @ Bla bla, you ediot should stop masquerading as a Bemba. The truth is you’re a just another example of primitive tribalists who right thinking/ well meaning Zambians MUST fight at all costs! So a Bemba cannot, and should not be appointed to any position in Zambia. Why this hatred?? Shame on you.

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  16. @ Ezekiel, you’re a hopeless imbecile. Sorry to call a spade, a spade. So you will only be happy if your tribesmen are the only ones occupying all the positions?? What a styupidity! Anyway don’t worry, soon there will be pandemonium in this Country when/if your bally/ or bloody takes over the operations of this Country. Then you will be free to practice all the tribalism you want! God forbid.

  17. Great strategic appointment. This man will bring changes at DBZ, no doubt. He is an exceptionally smart dude.

  18. YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET.
    IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT THE REAL TRIBALISTIC PARTY WINS IN 2021 THEN ALL THOSE NAIVE NON TONGAS WHO WILL VOTE FOR HH WILL GNASH THEIR TEETH TO THE GUMS.
    ASK THOSE WHO ONCE WORKED UNDER HH AT GRANT THORNTON THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT EVEN THE TEA MAKER HAD TO BE TONGA.
    RIGHT NOW MOST OF HIS WORKERS ARE HIS FELLOW TRIBES MEN.
    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

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