By XAVIER MANCHISHI -
NEWLY-ELECTED Zambia Union of Journalists (ZUJ) president James Muyanwa has said team work is critical for development of the union.
Mr Muyanwa has also called on union members to work hard and ensure they contributed positively to the development of the labour movement.
He said in Kabwe during the national executive committee (NEC) meeting that the new office bearers had reaffirmed their commitment to representing ZUJ members efficiently and effectively.
“For us to achieve any meaningful progress, we must remain united and support each other. We must not let ourselves down by engaging in unfruitful activities,” Mr Muyanwa said in a statement released by ZUJ general secretary Angela Chishimba yesterday.
He said ZUJ had many challenges and vowed that his leadership would do everything possible to ensure that it accounted for ZUJ funds.
He assured that ZUJ would come up with various projects on how to sustain the union.
Mr Muyanwa said the union would work with various stakeholders to achieve its set goals, and urged the NEC members to be dedicated to duty.
And the ZUJ general secretary Angela Chishimba urged members to be focused and desist from engaging themselves in activities that had the potential to damage the image of the union.
Ms Chishimba challenged her fellow NEC members to have an action-oriented mindset and endeavour to provide quality leadership to the highly-expectant ZUJ members countrywide.
”Our members countrywide are not interested in rhetoric but positive results. We must implement what we agreed on in Kabwe.
“I will personally ensure that I improve the communication of ZUJ. We will come up with a website and a Facebook page of ZUJ where our members can easily access information on the activities of our union,” she said.
Ms Chishimba urged NEC member not to be used by outsiders who may want to cause anarchy in the union.
The NEC meeting also agreed to hold chapel elections on January 31, 2014.