Lungu appoints Mwanambale as envoy to Israel

Martin Chungu Mwanambale - Photo Credit Jean Mandela -
Martin Chungu Mwanambale - Photo Credit Jean Mandela -

President Edgar Lungu has appointed and sworn in Martin Chungu Mwanambale as Zambia’s ambassador to Israel.

President Lungu urged Mr. Mwanambale to focus on the kind of Israeli technology that will benefit the country.

He said his role was to see how best Zambia can benefit from the technology that exists in different sectors in Israel.

He was speaking during the swearing in ceremony for Mr. Mwanambale at State House in Lusaka today.

President Lungu said Zambia has a lot to learn from the use of the technology that Israel was advancing so as to improve the welfare of the region.

He also advised Mr. Mwanambale to learn from the defense of Israel and also help Zambia to develop in the technological sector.

The Head of State has further urged the newly appointed ambassador to take into account the changing weather pattern which the region was currently experiencing despite having fertile land.

He said despite the drought, there was need to find ways of securing the food that was produced locally by not relying on the rain season for crop production.

President Lungu has since congratulated Mr. Mwanambale and appealed to him to ably represent Zambia in Israel.

Meanwhile, Mr. Mwanambale acknowledged the caution by the President to take advantage of the strong areas of Israel such as the abundance of technology and fertility of the land and strong defense of the country.