20th October, 2023.
The Zambia Law Development Commission on 19th October 2023, held it’s second Legal Seminar themed “Proffessionalism in the Public Service” at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka.
Invited were key stakeholders in the Public service which included representation from the Public Service Management Division, selected Government Ministries, the Civil Society organizations and Public service corporating partners who joined the Commission to discuss the State Professionalism of the Public Service in Zambia.
The event was graced by the Secretary to Cabinet Mr. Patrick Kangwa, who was represented by Permanent Secretary, Mr. Chembo Mbula, accompanied by other senior Government officials. The Zambia Law Development Commission Chairperson, Madam Justice Ruth Chibbabbuka, represented the Commission’s Vice Chairperson, Mr. Munukayumbwa Munyima gave the opening address and welcomed all participants to the Seminar.
Provoking the discussions were a fantastic panel of presenters; Mrs. Mwila Daka (Acting Director – Development Planning, Ministry of Finance and National Planning), Mr. Mushabati (Director – Technical Services, Public Service Management Division), Mr Njekwa Mate (Academician specializing in Public Administration, The University of Zambia) and Mr. Eugene Machona (Chief Visionary Director – SUVUCAL – NGO).
The seminar ended with a plenary session facilitated by Counsel Dickson Jere, and ZLDC Senior Research Officer, Linah Jere.
The evening closed with a vote of thanks by the Commission Secretary and Director, Mrs. Hope N. Chanda who thanked all stakeholders that participated in the Seminar and assured them that the submissions and recommendations will be compiled in a report that will be handed over to the Secretary to Cabinet’s Office. The Director also announced to stakeholders that the Commission will accompany the seminar with a series of Radio shows countrywide on HOT FM every Wednesday and other community Radio stations every Thursday and Friday. This will run side by side with Articles in the Zambia Daily Mail Newspaper every Thursday.
The Zambia Law Development Commission is a Statutory semi-autonomous Institution established by the Zambia Law Development Commission Act. It’s primary mandate is Law reform by; Conducting Legal Seminars and conferences, codifying unwritten laws and aiding Legal research in the development of the Law.