Envoy goes for hardwork
By NKOLE CHITALA
OUT-GOING Zambian High Commissioner to India Keli Walubita has urged Zambians engaged by Pepsi Plant to be committed to their work and contribute to higher productivity levels.
Mr Walubita said this will ensure rapid growth and expansion of the company.
He said this in a statement released in Lusaka this week by first secretary for press, Bwalya Nondo.
Mr Walubita said the investment by Varun Beverages is a product of economic diplomacy, which the Zambian leadership is taking seriously to stimulate economic development. The Pepsi plant, established under the auspices of Varun Beverages of India, is expected to open in Lusaka soon.
Speaking when 11 Zambians attached to Varun Beverages for orientation in New Delhi at the weekend paid a courtesy call on him, Mr Walubita urged the participants to guard their jobs jealously by being disciplined and perform their duties diligently.
The Zambians are earmarked for technical positions at the firm and are currently undergoing orientation in beverage technology in India.
He stressed the need for Zambians to promote a good work culture as this is key to achieving economic development.
The Zambians, who have been undergoing orientation for the past one month, are drawn from professional back grounds ranging from technicians to chemical engineers. A total of 21 Zambians have so far been trained, with the first 10, having already left India.