ZCTU has new president

 

MINE Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ) president Nkole Chishimba has taken over the helm of Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).

And former ZCTU secretary general Roy Mwaba has charged that he does not owe any Government official an apology for the way he behaved during his term of office.

Mr Chishimba has taken over from Leornard Hikaumba as ZCTU president while Cosmas Mukuka has taken over from Roy Mwaba following the elections which took place in Livingstone on Saturday night.

Mr. Nkole was declared new ZCTU president a few minutes before midnight and there was jubilation from union members from the private sector.

In his inaugural statement, Mr. Chishimba pledged to bring together all members of the labour movement.

And Mr Mwaba said he does not owe any Government official an apology for the way he behaved during his term of office.

He told the gathering that whatever decision and statement made by him was merely meant to protect the interests of the labour movement and its members.

Mr Mwaba said, as such, people should not expect him to make apologies because he wanted to provide a service and leadership to the labour movement and Zambians.

The former SG implored the new leadership to provide the expected and necessary leadership which members will be proud of. And Mr Mwaba has urged political parties to refine their party constitutions to avoid infighting among members. The former ZCTU secretary general said there was need for political parties to come up with clear and precise democratic constitutions to avoid internal wrangles.

He noted that most party constitutions had unclear and conflicting clauses which made it difficult for members to make clear-cut decisions.

Mr Mwaba has since wished members of the labour movement and Zambians in general a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

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