Governance in Zambia

The British Chamber of Commerce in Zambia held an event on Governance in Zambia on 28 September, attended by some sixty members and guests.

We were privileged to have a distinguished panel of speakers to address the gathering:

  • Dr Roland Msiska, Secretary to the Cabinet, who spoke about governance in the public sector
  • Dr Patrick Chisanga, formerly DG of the ZDA and now running his own corporate governance consultancy, Dynamic Concepts, who spoke about governance for companies
  • Ms Barbara Nost, CEO of the Zambia Governance Foundation, who spoke about organisational governance in the not-for-profit sector.

Key elements of governance were presented and discussed, such as integrity, transparency, responsibility, and accountability. Dr Msiska spoke about the key issues in the Zambian public sector and what government is doing to overcome these through improved systems, training and digital transformation. He also noted the difficulties in moving to a fully independent civil service and away from the system of political bias.

Their presentations were followed by an active discussion on topics such as transparency and acts of commission and omission. Their presentations and available for download here.