PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Zambia has been handed over the Secretariat of the Association of African Public Service Commissions (AAPSCOMS) by the South African Civil Service Commission.
This follows Zambia’s election to the Presidency of the Association in March 2018.
Zambia’s Public Service Commission Chairperson Dickson Chasaya, who is also President of the Association of African Public Service Commissions, was handed the Secretariat after a consultative meeting with outgoing President and South African Civil Service Commission chairperson Richard Sizani.
The handover meeting was held at the South African Public Service Commission House in Pretoria, South Africa.
The ceremony was attended by six other technocrats and members of staff from the Zambian Public Service Commission who included Commission Deputy Chairman Hillary Chipango.
Mr. Chasaya said Zambia remained resolved to continue spear-heading the interest of AAPSCOMS in Southern African region despite the delay in the handover of the Secretariat.
Speaking earlier, Mr. Chasaya noted that communication breakdown with the South African Civil Service Commission, which was the outgoing Secretariat had created an atmosphere of uncertainty in the handover of the Secretariat.
And South African Civil Service Commission Chairperson, Mr. Richard Sizani apologised for the delay in handing over the Secretariat to Zambia which holds the position of President.
He called for extension of Zambia’s tenure of office by one year by the member countries due to delays in handing-over the Secretariat.
Mr. Sizani assured the Zambian delegation of his country’s support towards Zambia’s Presidency and AAPSCOMS as a whole.
Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.
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