NGOCC mourn Muntemba

By Staff Reporter

The Non-governmental Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) is saddened by the death of Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya Brenda Muntemba who died on Tuesday evening in a Kenyan hospital.

In a statement, NGOCC board chairperson Mary Mulenga said that the death of Muntemba has without doubt robbed the country of a gallant woman who was a mentor and an inspiration to many young women in the country.

“In a country with deeply entrenched patriarchy, Muntemba distinguished herself and proved the worthiness of women’s leadership if accorded the opportunity,” she said.

Mulenga said that there is no doubt that she served her country with distinction in the various positions she held until her demise.

“Her passion and love for country remains impeccable,” she said.

She has urged the young women to emulate the selfless and focused leadership demonstrated by Muntemba.

“On behalf of the women’s movement, we pass our deep and heartfelt condolences to the family of Brenda Muntemba on the loss of a loved one,” she said.