THE Non-governmental Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council says the appointment of former Financial Intelligence Centre boss Mary Chirwa as Director General of the Drug Enforcement Commission will accelerate the fight against corruption.
And NGOCC has also expressed excitement over the appointment of Daphne Chimuka as Chairperson for the Teaching Service Commission.
In a statement, Wednesday, NGOCC executive director Engwase Mwale expressed confidence in Chriwa, saying her presence at DEC would add value to the work of curbing money laundering, drug related crimes and ultimately, the fight against corruption.
“NGOCC also salutes Chirwa for her admirable and courageous leadership during her tenure as Director General of the Financial Intelligence Center FIC. We are aware that she stood her ground and exhibited her institutional prowess to the nation at a very difficult time. We, therefore, wish to extend our accolades to her distinguished leadership style and have no doubt that this appointment will add value to the work of curbing money laundering, drug related crimes and ultimately the fight against corruption,” Mwale stated.
Mwale congratulated the duo on their appointments and expressed confidence in them.
“The Non-governmental Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council NGOCC congratulates Daphne Nawa Chimuka and Mary Chirwa on their appointments as Chairperson for the Teaching Service Commission TSC and Director General of the Drug Enforcement Commission DEC respectively. As the women’s movement we have no doubt that the two women will provide the necessary strategic leadership to their organizations given their vast experience and skills,” she stated..
And Mwale described newly appointed TSC chairperson as a passionate educationalist and an ardent champion of gender equality.
“As an active member of the women’s movement, Chimuka is a passionate educationalist and an ardent champion of gender equality with impeccable experience on issues of young women and girls. Chimuka is a former Executive Director of the Forum for African Women Educationalists of Zambia FAWEZA, one of the affiliate members of NGOCC. We, therefore, have all the confidence that her vast experience in the education sector and generally on matters of national development, will be of great value to the work of the Commission. The members of the NGOCC network have all the confidence that Chimuka will provide transformative leadership that promotes empowerment of young women and girls through education,” stated Mwale.