Twelve envoys lose jobs

Twelve envoys lose jobs

Nevers Mumba

TWELVE Zambians accredited to different missions in various positions have had their contracts terminated with immediate effect.
Foreign affairs minister Chishimba Kambwili disclosed in an interview that the letters of termination of the contracts were with immediate effect.
“It’s with immediate effect, though we are aware of the fact that they have got three months in which to prepare themselves according to the conditions of service but the letters are with immediate effect. We are still discussing on the issue of the three months,” Kambwili said.
Kambwili named some of the high commisioners and ambassadors that have been recalled as Reuben Musakabantu-Malawi, Dr Nevers Mumbaa-Canada, Marina Nsingo-Botswana, Albert Muchanga-Ethiopia, Agness Ngoma-Mozambique and Dr Sipula Kabanje-Zimbabwe.
Others are Mervis Muyunda-Tanzania, General Isaac Chisuzi-Namibia, Anderson Chibwe-Malaysia, Christine Lambart-Kenya, Alexis Luhila-Nigeria and Professor Royson Mukwena-United Kingdom.
Kambwili named others of different ranks who have been recalled as Jeff Kaande, counselor-Japan and Doreen Mukanzo first secretary press-South Africa.
Asked on who the replacements are for those axed, Kambwili responded : “I think at the moment, replacements are not for public consumption because once the high commisioner and ambassador has been sent, first the country where they are sending him must respond to accept them. We will only give the names by the countries where they are going. For now, we are not able to give details in that regard,” said Kambwili.
“It’s against the diplomatic etiquete to announce the names before the recieving country actually write us confirming that they have accepted so that they can go and present their credentials.”

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