A new dawn for Scouting in Zambia
The 15th of February 2019 witnessed the ushering in of new leadership for the Zambia Scouts Association after a successful extra ordinary National Council meeting held in Lusaka. The meeting was attended by all the 10 divisions for the first time in a long time.
This followed a roadmap towards restructuring of the NSO established by the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre and the NSO. The meeting saw Mr. Diangamo Webster Athur elected as Chief Commissioner. Five candidates were elected to the NSO Board. A legal advisor was also elected as Mr. Matafwali Jairos became the chairperson of the Board.
The AGM was presided over by the Regional Director, Mr. Frederic Tutu Kama-Kama supported by the Director of Youth Development from the Ministry of Youth, Mr. Collins Mulonda who officiated the formal opening of the Meeting. They were assisted by a regional team comprising of Mary Waweru, the Director Organisational Development and Jonathan Omondi, the Director Scouting Development. Mr. Ezekiel Malenya, the chairperson of the Southern Zone also attended the AGM.
An induction was then conducted for the newly elected Board on 16th and 17th February as a means of enabling the team to better understand their roles and responsibilities and build a mutual understanding as they embark on their three-year mandate.
Earlier, the Regional Team paid a courtesy call to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth Sport and Child Development, Mr. Joe Kapembwa at the ministry offices. He assured the team of government support to Zambia Scouts Association and encouraged them to instill discipline at all levels of the organisation.