Secretaries urged to maintain high levels of integrity

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Government has urged all secretarial staff in the country to be patriotic to ensure national development and unity.

Central Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kabwe, says secretaries should maintain high levels of integrity and professionalism while embracing patriotism and national unity as they handle confidential documents in their respective daily duties.

ZANIS in Kabwe reports that Mr Kabwe said this in a speech read for him by out-going Assistant Secretary ( AS), Joshua Kamanya, to mark the 2018 Secretaries’ Day Commemorations held at Neempark Lodge last evening.

The colourful event which attracted ordinary, Executive and Personal secretaries from public and private institutions was held at Neempark Lodge in Kabwe last evening.

Mr Kabwe said that the as the secretarial profession has evolved over the years, there is need to re-design the legal and regulatory framework that governs it’s operations.

He said the secretarial staff should also continue upgrading themselves in order to enhance professionalism and efficiency.

He added that the Secretaries’ Day should not be exclusively for the secretarial staff but should include heads of departments to appreciate their contributions and challenges.

This year’s commemoration was held under the theme : “professional Secretary, moving towards a dynamic executive assistant.”

And speaking at the same occasion, Professional Secretaries Association of Zambia (PSAZ) president, Matakala Mabuku, said modern secretaries require extra skills, excellent work attitude and technological advancement to carry out their duties.

Ms Mabuku said as the vocation has evolved over the years, secretaries in the country should continue improving on their skills in order to execute their duties professionally.

She said this in a speech read for her by PSAZ National Secretary, Grace Mutale, at the same event.

She expressed her delight that many of her members have enrolled in colleges and universities to obtain qualifications in various fields that will enable them to execute their duties diligently.