They initially left the civilian life in their teens, and spent their formative and mature years in the Army. Through discipline, loyalty and hard work, they rose in ranks and retired as General Grade Officers. Zambia Army Commander Lieutenant General Sitali Dennis Alibuzwi understands that though they are retired, they can still be of crucial service to the Army.
This is the reason why the Army Commander has honoured retired General Grade Officers with gifts and retirement certificates for their distinguished service to the Zambia Army and the nation at large.
Speaking during the honouring ceremony at Army Headquarters in Lusaka yesterday, Lieutenant General Alibuzwi said the retired Officers’ experiential management skills and system knowledge should be harnessed for the betterment of the Army.
He pledged support to the retired Army Officers who he said had served the nation with loyalty and dedication.
The Army Commander said though the Officers were retired, they are not tired and would be required to provide advice and share their expertise and experiences when need arises.
And speaking on behalf of the retired General Grade Officers, Brigadier General (Dr) Evans Malyangu (Rtd) described the Army as a noble career which nurtured them into distinguished and seasoned military Commanders.
He thanked the Army Commander for the gifts and certificates of honour that would remind them of their dedicated long service to the nation.
The retired General Grade Officers that were honoured are Brigadier General Njobvu, Brigadier General Nguni, Brigadier General Malyangu, Brigadier General Mwenya, Colonel Chilila, Colonel Sinkamba, Colonel Mulenga, Colonel Kabika and Colonel Chifwembe.
Credit: Zambia Army