Lusaka Province minister Bowman Lusambo has implored citizens to give the newly appointed Bank of Zambia Governor Christopher Mvunga space and chance to do his work.
Lusambo said in his post on Facebook that he has known and worked with Mvunga, who has succeeded Dr Denny Kalyalya, and that he could vouch for his strong leadership abilities and his knack for detail.“It is baffling how some individuals have reacted to the appointment of Mr Christopher Mvunga to the position of Bank of Zambia Governor,” Lusambo said.“As much as those people are entitled to their opinions, it is critical that they give space and chance for the new Governor to do his work. I have known and worked with Mr Mvunga and I can vouch for his strong leadership abilities and his knack for detail. He is a proven performer who I believe will execute his mandate exceptionally. It is also unfortunate that some people are using the changes at the Central Bank to seek to undermine President Edgar Lungu’s abilities as Head of State.”The minister said as much as the constitution renders people freedoms to express their views, they should try by all accounts to remain non-hypocritical.
“Isn’t it ironic that the same people are forgetting that even the outgoing Governor Dr Denny Kalyalya was an appointee of the same Head of State whose choice they are questioning today. It is worth noting that Dr Kalyalya was actually serving his second contract after having his initial contract renewed which goes to show that his stay in office was purely on merit and the appointing authority saw that. Mr Mvunga is an accomplished Professional Accountant with extensive business knowledge gained across industries, ranging from local to Multi-national companies. It is also important to know that the position of Bank Governor worldwide is not the preserve of economists only, but any individual that fulfills the required criteria and as prescribed in Article 214 of The Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Act No 2 of 2016,” Lusambo said.