President's Welcome Message!

 

Presidential Acceptance Speech to the 5th Annual General Meeting of the Insurance Institute of Zambia – 19 July 2014


I AM GREATLY HUMBLED THAT THIS SUPREME BODY OF OUR CHERISHED PROFESSION HAS FOUND IT WORTHY TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO THE NEWLY ELECTED COUNCIL WITH ME AS PRESIDENT TO OVERSEE ITS AFFAIRS FOR THE NEXT 2 YEARS.

KINDLY ALLOW ME TO PAY TRIBUTE TO OUR OUTGOING PRESIDENT AND THE MEMBERS THAT SUPPORTED HIM FOR THEIR UNDOUBTED DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO THE IDEALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THIS INSTITUTE. I AM AWARE THAT THE PRESIDENT FOUGHT LONG AND HARD TO KEEP THE INSTITUTE WHERE IT IS TODAY AND WE CAN ENJOY THE FRUITS THEREFROM. HE HAS ENDURED SACRIFICES FOR THIS WORK WHICH MOST OF US CANNOT BEGIN TO IMAGINE, AND WE ARE BETTER OFF FOR THE SERVICE RENDERED BY THIS BRAVE AND SELFLESS LEADER. I SALUTE YOU SIR.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE MEN AND WOMEN YOU HAVE VOTED INTO OFFICE TODAY ARE OF IMMENSE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE GANNERED OVER THE YEARS IN SINCERE DEDICATION TO OUR CHOSEN PROFESSION. WITHOUT A SHADOW OF DOUBT, I AM CONFIDENT THAT WITH YOUR SUPPORT A LOT WILL BE ACHIEVED WITHIN THE PERIOD OF SERVICE.

WHILST I REMAIN OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE SUCCESS TO COME, I AM ALSO MINDFUL OF THE CHALLENGES THAT LIE AHEAD OF US. WITH THIS IN MIND, LET US SUMMON A NEW SPIRIT OF PATRIOTISM, SERVICE AND RESPONSIBILITY WHERE EACH OF US RESOLVES TO PITCH IN AND WORK HARDER AND LOOK AFTER NOT ONLY OURSELVES BUT EACH OTHER. LET US RESIST THE TEMPTAION TO FALL BACK ON PARTISANSHIP AS TO WHICH ORGANISATION WE BELONG TO….OURS SHOULD BE TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE OUR INSTITUTE.

I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS OUR CHANCE TO BRING BACK AN ILLUMINATION OF THE TRUE VALUE OF THE INSURANCE PROFESSION.

THROUGH OUR INSTITUTE, LET US RE-MODEL THIS PROFESSION AS THE PREFERRED ONE IN SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND INDEED THE BUSINSESS FRATERNITY AS WHOLE.

AS THE GOVERNING COUNCIL, WE ONCE AGAIN SEEK YOUR SUPPORT IN THIS EXCITING JOURNEY.

I THANK MY FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR TAKING UP THIS JOYFUL ROLE AND TRUST THAT YOUR LABOUR SHALL NOT BE IN VAIN.

 

BEST WISHES AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

 

HUMPHREY MUSANSHI KABWE

PRESIDENT


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