Margaret Mwanakatwe in historic win

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Margrate MwanakatweMargaret Mwanakatwe has made history by being the first Black Zambian to scoop Lusaka Central Constituency since the reintroduction of multi partism in 1991. She is also the first female MP for Lusaka Central since 1991. Further, Mwanakatwe is the first candidate sponsored by a ruling party to scoop the seat while the rest scooped the seats as opposition candidates.

Mwanakatwe, who looked out of her depth when she challenged Charlotte Scott for the Lusaka Central seat, has been a trailblazer all her life. Before politics, Mwanakatwe was an executive in the banking sector.

Mwanakatwe was the first Zambian and first female chief executive at Barclays Bank Zambia. She was also the first woman CEO in all of Barclays Bank’s African subsidiaries. She rose to the position of Managing Director at Barclays Bank Zambia before being appointed Managing Director and CEO at Barclays Bank Ghana in 2004, before later joining United Bank for Africa. During her tenure as MD in Ghana, Mrs Mwanakatwe – who was the first female MD of Barclays Ghana – received the prestigious Order of the Volta, Officer Award, conferred on her by former President John Agyekum Kufuor in July 2008. She was also crowned as the fourth most respected Chief Executive Officer of the year 2008 in a survey of some 100 top CEOs in the country.

Prior to joining Barclays, Margaret was director general of the Zambia Investment Centre. She has been chairperson of the National Aids Council and the Munda Wanga Botanical and Zoological Gardens, and has sat on various boards, including the Zambia Venture Capital Fund, the Zambia Revenue Authority. She is also a member of the Unilever Africa Advisory Council and a patron to the Forest, Wildlife and Human Development Association.

1991-1996 Dipak Patel – MMD
1996-2001 Dipak Patel – Independent
2001-2006 Dipak Patel – FDD
2006-2011 Guy Scott – PF
2011-2016 Guy Scott – PF
2016 – Margaret Mwanakatwe – PF

Source: The Post

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10 Responses to Margaret Mwanakatwe in historic win

  1. THE POST CHANGING CAMP NOW

    Chisenga
    August 13, 2016 at 4:41 am
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    • What changing camp iwe Chintu chobe. The POST has always been factual and has remained so.

      KANITUNDILA KA KOLWE
      August 13, 2016 at 5:21 am
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  2. Good insight very informative

    whiteman
    August 13, 2016 at 4:55 am
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  3. 80 mps for pf against how many for opposition? ??

    Mjb
    August 13, 2016 at 5:22 am
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  4. Remember the concourt ruled off side those ministers who had continued to be in office. We are going back to the concourt to sue them for using government resources when they were campaigning

    chilo
    August 13, 2016 at 5:45 am
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  5. 80 mps for Pf Bt de are un productive as de are yes men- pleasing their leaders as opposed to bring developmental projects dt wil bring economic benefits- at de end numbers don’t really matter Bt de input interms of development.

    robert sulamoyo jr
    August 13, 2016 at 5:46 am
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  6. Here in Mpika, the Ecz in collaboration with the of has created a ghost ward purported to have 11,000 people just to advantage Edgar lungu. There are three(3) choppers that have been flying in Muchinga province even when all the constituencies are accessible by road. Ecz is busy rigging for lungu here in muchinga province.

    chitulika village
    August 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm
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  7. UNFORTUNATELY HER VICTORY WILL BE SHORT LIVED AS HER ELECTION WILL BE NULLIFIED. THERE HAS BEEN A LOT VIOLENCE PERPETRTED BY PF CADRES. HER ILLEGAL STAY IN GOVERNMENT AFTER THE DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT WILL ALSO MAKE HER ELECTION ILLEGAL.

    MANOMAMBULWA
    August 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm
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  8. Manomabulwa

    tuta kayanda
    November 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm
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  9. Manomabulwa August 13 2016?

    tuta kayanda
    November 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm
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