Zambia has been voted to host AfriSAFE 2024 following the country’s impressive performance at the just ended conference held in Lagos, Nigeria on Friday.
The Afrisafe Congress is the largest annual project that brings over 500 professionals together to raise awareness, collaborate and celebrate the achievement of health, safety, security and environment across Africa.
Zambia Sugar Country Managing Director, Oswald Magwenzi, confirmed this when he delivered a keynote speech at the Assembly in Nigeria on Friday.
Magwenzi emphasized the key role leadership played in achieving the feat.
He stated that workplace safety was the highest moral objective an institution can pursue as it directly relates to human life.
“While management is about processes, tools and procedures, leadership is about people, influence and walking the talk resulting in positive impact for the organization and the people,” Mangwezi said.
He reiterated that leadership in workplace safety should not only be about ensuring the physical and mental wellbeing but about psychological safety of individuals where they are free to contribute.
“People must go back to their families in the same state they were when reporting for work,” Mangwezi emphasized.
Zambia’s High Commission in Nigeria, Kenned Shepande, said Zambia was ideally suited to host such a conference.
“The country’s location is suited for road and air travel from various African countries as well as availability of several conference venues for the over 500 delegates,” Shepande said.
The 2023 Afrisafe Congress was organized under the theme: “Collaborating for A Safer.” and Sustainable Africa.”
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