Renowned Consultant in Leadership and Organization Development, Martin Kalungu Banda says there is need for diplomats to promote the values of Zambia above self interest.
He said there was need for the Diplomats to develop the skill of listening so as not to miss the opportunity to front the country’s agenda when opportunity arises.
Speaking during a special leadership training for diplomatic staff at Zambia Embassy in Ethiopia, Mr Banda said diplomats must ensure that they took keen interest in listening and understanding the critical role that they play in ensuring that Zambia is well represented at the continental level.
He said the divides such as ecological, social and spiritual, required countries to respond in an effective manner that promoted the wellbeing of its citizens.
He commended Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Emmanuel Mwamba for representing the country well in Ethiopia and the African Union.
And Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Emmanuel Mwamba thanked Mr Banda for offering the international training to his staff for free saying this showed the patriotism that Mr Banda had for the country.
He further commended him for not being like other acclaimed consultants who have used their fame to dent the image of the country.
Mr Mwamba said it was unfortunate that some people were bent on tarnishing the image of the country to the outside world despite strides that government was making in improving the livelihood of its citizens.
He stated that Zambia was proud of Mr. Kalungu-Banda for offering a specialized leadership training across the world.
This is contained in a statement issued Inutu Mupango Mwanza First Secretary-Press& Tourism Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia