On Tuesday 27th September, 2016, members of the ZNFU Board led by the Acting President, Mr. Richard Lisimba, met with the Cooperating Partners (CPs) that have been supporting the Union through the Core Support Programme. This follows the conclusion of the KPMG Audit, hence the need to discuss the next steps. During this meeting, the Acting President reported that the ZNFU President had stepped down as President of the ZNFU as well as President of the WFO, and that the Executive Director had been suspended from duty by the Board. To this effect the Deputy Executive Director, Mrs. Ellah Chembe will be the Acting Executive Director.
The meeting discussed the outstanding issues brought out in the Audit and the Union provided the donors with a report on the utilisation of the Core Support funding for 2014-2015, which will be reviewed by the donors. At the end of the meeting, both parties were pleased that the meeting had taken place in a cordial environment despite the negative media publicity that had gone on. The Union will continue to provide information to the CPs when required. The meeting was held at the ZNFU Boardroom and was attended by Excellencies Ambassadors of Sweden and Finland, and the Regional Director for We Effect.