Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dr. Charles Banda elected LIAZ president for 2017-2019 term of office

Dr. Charles Banda delivering  his acceptance statement
Dr. Charles Banda was on Friday declared elected unopposed to the post of President of the Library and Information Association of Zambia (LIAZ) and will serve a two-year (2017-2019) term of office.

“I thank all of you for electing us into office and I promise that we are going to deliver. LIAZ has six strategic goals and we will ensure that we work towards attaining them”, Dr. Banda said in his acceptance statement.

Dr. Banda holds a PhD and Masters degrees in Library and Information Studies from the University of Botswana and a Bachelor of Arts (Library and Information Science) from the University of Zambia.

The new President takes over from Ms. Velenasi Mwale Munsanje who served two consecutive terms as LIAZ President.

The in-coming LIAZ National Executive Committee for 2017 - 2019 is composed of the following individuals:
  • President: Charles Banda, PhD (from the Coppebelt University)
  • Vice President: Mr. Jabulani Moyo (Roads Development Agency)
  • Secretary General: Ms. Mwanza Aggie (National Assembly of Zambia)
  • Immediate past President:  Ms. Velenasi Mwale Munsanje (to serve for one year)
  • Treasurer: Mr. Leslie Moono Chikuta (National Assembly of Zambia)
  • Editor: Mr. Raymond Sikanyika (Copperbelt University)
  • Information and Publicity Secretary: Ms. Constance Muyoba (Zambia Library Service, Solwezi)
  • Membership Secretary: Mr. Allan Hagwelele Mudenda (Zambia Library Service, Choma)
  • Committee Member: Mr. Casious Makalashi (Zambia Public Procurement Authority)
  • Committee Member: Mr. McDonald Mwiinga (National Assembly of Zambia)
The posts of Projects Coordinator and Vice Treasurer had no contestants and remain vacant.

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