Mr Banda died in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Monday this week after an illness.
Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary George Zulu said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that Mr Banda once served in Government as deputy secretary to the Cabinet.
He was appointed into the foreign service in October, 2012.
Mr Banda leaves behind a wife, eight children and several grandchildren.
“Government is making arrangements to fly the body home, and the funeral programme will be communicated to the nation in due course,” Mr Zulu said.