MINISTER of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Elias Mubanga has announced the appointment of a new board of commissioners for the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC).
In a statement, Monday, Mubanga said those appointed were Jason Kazilimani as CEEC board chairperson, Comfort Mulenga and Sheila Mudenda as Commissioners, among others.
“Pursuant to the provisions of the Citizens Economic Empowerment Act (CEE Act no. 9 of 2006), on behalf of the President Mr Hakainde Hichilema, it is my pleasure and privilege to announce the appointment of a new board of commissioners of the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) as follows:1 Mr Jason Kazilimani board chairperson. 2 Mrs Comfort Mulenga, Commissioner. 3 Mrs Sheila Mwamba Mudenda, Commissioner. 4 Mr George Patrick Kashinka, Commissioner. 5 Mrs Mwaka Cynthia Mukubesa, Commissioner. 6 Mr Nelson Nyangu, Commissioner 7 Mr Cosmas Mwanakaba, Commissioner. 8 Mr Anderson Ezekiel Matutu, Commissioner. 9 Mr Eugene Milambo, Commissioner. 10 Dr Francis Mulenga, Commissioner. 11 Mr Paul Kaluba, Commissioner. 12 Mr Christopher K. Banda, Commissioner and 13 Dr Tecla Ngwenya, Commissioner,” he stated.
Mubanga stated that government was confident that the board would bring about competence, professionalism and restore confidence in the commission.
“Government is confident that the board will bring about competence, professionalism and restore confidence in the commission as it executes its mandate. The Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) is a springboard for the success of the ministry and many Zambians that look forward to contributing to the growth of the country but lack financial support. The board has come at a time when the ministry is working towards streamlining the operations of the CEEC to ensure it effectively delivers on its mandate, I urge you to ensure equity an accountability in the manner the commission executes its mandate and ensure that Zambians realise the benefit for which the commission was created,” stated Mubanga.
“You have a mammoth task ahead and government is confident that you are the right team to transform the commission into an institution that will deliver according to the expectations of the government and the general public.”