News and Events

16th May 2015

The Zambia Airports Corporation Limited athletes on Saturday joined the rest of the companies under the Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communication for an exciting but taxing day of competition at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka.


ZACL MD Mr. Robinson Misitala celebrates as he crosses

the finish line first in the CEO’s race

Nine teams under our line Ministry namely, Esco, Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications, NCC, RDA, ZICTA, Zamtel, Zambia Post, ZRL and ZACL took part in the various games.

Sadly, ZACL this time around failed to grab any trophies from the events. Our reigning champions the ZACL netball queens were kicked out during the early stages of the tournament as Zamtel netballers scooped the first prize.

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ZACL netballers in green against ZRL in red         The ZACL athlete’s marquee

The Madalas Football team just missed a spot in the final by a goal when they lost to the mighty Zambia Railways Limited.

The athletes also took part in basketball, chess, tug of war and the 100 metres and 1×4 metres races but could not contend with Zambia Railways Limited who emerged the overall 2015 winners of the Intra – Ministerial games.

The honorable Minister Mr. Yamfwa Mukanga MP graced the games which was sponsored by ZICTA and encouraged athletes to be active as this promoted a healthy lifestyle and increased performance in the work place.

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ZACL Board chairperson Ms. Mubanga             

Musakanyaconverses with the Minister

Hon. Yamfwa Mukanga MP.

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ZACL’s strongmen battle out during the tug of war contest.

15th May 2015



Labour day

Labor Day long service employees in Lusaka pose

for a group photo

ZACL employee across the four airports and head office took part in the Labour Day awards which were held on Friday 15th May 2015. At the end of the official programme, employees took to the dance floor as they celebrated the 2015 Labor Day in Style. The Kenneth Kaunda Staff held their celebrations at the Royal Shalom Lodge in Avondale.

ZACL, Managing Director Mr. Robinson Misitala in a speech read for him by the Human Resource Director Mr. Gilford Malenji said “It is gratifying to note that recently we successfully concluded the 2015 negotiations with the two unions in a peculiar fashion because for the first time we had joint negotiations with the leadership of the two unions which showed magnanimity and maturity in our two unions.”

1st May 2015


ZACL Mfuwe members of staff participated in National Labour Day events recently.  They were part of workers from the Ministries of Education, Health, Agriculture, ZAWA and Tourism sector. The event was held at Mambwe District Council and officiated by Mfuwe DC Janet Palukani.

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 Mfuwe staff waiting to take part in the              The Corporation Secretary Mrs. Maggie Banda Kaunda officiating

march past on May Day

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Mfuwe APM Mr. Malama Chalwe (left) with     Mfuwe staff during a march past in Mambwe district on May Day


10 April 2015


Parliamentary committee

The Parliamentary committee on health listens to

the Sister in charge at the KKIA first aid clinic

The Parliamentary committee on health inspected the health facilities at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport last week. This was part of their national tour of duty to inspect health facilities around the country. The committee was especially interested in the Corporation together with the Ministry of health’s ability to handle the deadly Ebola virus.

The team was taken to the quarantine centre and the international arrivals to have a first-hand experience of how the passengers are screened. The tour ended with a visit at the airport clinic to inspect its facilities.

Delegation leader and Chairperson of the committee Honorable Mufalali, Senanga Central Constituency Member of Parliament thanked the ZACL acting Managing Director Mr. Tapiwa Chikumbu for the Corporations preparedness for their visit and looked forward to the new infrastructure which would house the new and modern airport clinic.

Chongwe MP

Chongwe member of parliament Honorable Sylvia Masebo (right)

listens attentively to the Sister in charge Josephine Simwemba

Mudenda at the KKIA first Aid Clinic



Staff at the HMNIA station took Africa Freedom Day to another level with their beautiful and creative outfits.

The best dressed female was Ms. Margie Nkonde and the best dressed male was Mr. Andrew Mwila.

The second prizes went to Teddy Munyinda and Caroline Lweendo and the third prize went to Clinton Mungala and Lilian Mubita.

Meanwhile in Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport the following members of staff were voted as the best dressed;

1st Prize – FEMALE    Sarafina Kandula

1st Prize – MALE         Walter Mutukwa         

2nd Prize – FEMALE   Beauty Mwalilanda    

2nd Prize – MALE       Isaac Mayembe

3rd Prize – FEMALE   Jacqueline Mwale

3rd Prize – MALE        Maimbolwa Simasiku

 HR officer

Above: HR officer Job Mapuchi , APM Mr Sikanyeela, best dressed female

Marie Nkonde and best dressed male Andrew Mwila.

APM poses with second prizes

APM poses with second prizes winners while below the third prize

winners also took time to pose for photos to show off their outfits

 APM poses with second prizes


The 31st Management/Union forum was held on 29th May 2015 at the Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka.

The objective of the forum was to share ideas and improve communication between management and union officials on the challenges and successes of the organization in its quest to improve service delivery and sustain its operations.

The forum which is held after every 6 months was chaired by the Managing Director.  In attendance were all Departmental Heads and Airports Managers and Union Officials from the National Union of Aviation and Allied Workers (NUAAW) as well as Airways and Allied Union of Workers Union of Zambia (AAWUZA).  A total of 30 participants attended the forum. 

Earlier in the week Top management also held its 20th bi – annual meeting with middle-management at the same venue to review business objectives and strategies with the aim of optimizing operations and revenue generation.

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Above: Top management (back row) with

unionized staff at Golden Peacock Hotel

Unionised staff

Unionised staff and departmental heads follow deliberations

at the 31st Management/Union bi- annual forum.


31st bi-annual management/union meeting attendees