|Real Name/Full Name||Chishimba Kambwili|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Chishimba Kambwili|
|Birth Place:||Luanshya, Zambia|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||3 June 1969|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 170 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 73 Kg|
In Pounds – 160 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Unknown |
Mother – Unknown
|College:||University of Hull, England|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Carol Kambwili|
|Profession:||Politician, Cabinet minister.|
|Net Worth:||Over $2 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Chishimba Kambwiri is a former Member of the National Assembly for Zambia for Roan Constituency. The Zambian politician Chishimba Kambwili has been a controversial figure in the country for decades. He is the United National Independent Party leader and was Minister of Home Affairs from 2001 to 2006. His highly publicized impeachment in 2006 led to a constitutional crisis. Chishimba Kambwili is well known for his strong opposition to the MMD and its leader, President Levy
Zambezi Kaunda. He was a central figure in Zambia during the colonial era when he served as Secretary of Internal Affairs under Kenneth Kaunda from 1963-1964.
Biography and Early Life
Chishimba Kambwili was born in Luanshya, Zambia, on 3 June 1969. His father died when he was only five years old, and his mother raised him with the help of her brother. During his early days, he excelled in academics and sports. His primary interests in politics began at a tender age since he was born in a family deeply rooted in politics. He grew up in a family that placed great emphasis on the importance of education.
Chishimba happened to be raised by his mother, who strongly upheld Christian values hence his religious fervour. He where he was perfect and led the debating team. It’s there that his interest in politics flourished more because of how deep-rooted the Zambian people were on Christian values, selfless service to mankind and pan-Africanism.
Chishimba did his primary education within Luanshya and completed his secondary education in Lusaka. He obtained a teaching degree from the University of Zambia and studied at the University of Hull in England. He was also a member of the University’s International Socialist Group and the National Union of Students (NUS). During his days as a student, he was an active member in the university’s student union and became the president of Zambia’s National Union of Students as well.
Chishimba has quite a lot to his personal life away from academics and politics, although he prefers to keep it out of the spotlight. He married his long-time girlfriend Carol on 12 June 2004 at a lavish ceremony in Livingstone. The Kambwili family is a wealthy and prestigious Zambian family. They have been married for over ten years, or since 2004 to be precise. He has two sons with his wife Carol, both of whom are educated abroad in the United States of America under scholarships sponsored by Chishimba himself.
In Zambia, the married man is not expected to be seen with his girlfriend outside of their home, but Chishimba had no qualms about being photographed at public events with Carol on his arm after they married, a vivid expression of their love for each other.
Chishimba Kambwili is a Zambian politician who has served as Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services since February 2016. He was also Minister of Home Affairs from 2011 to 2012, during which he helped repatriate the remains of Zambian hero Joshua Nkomo back home. He was also minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2010, Minister for Lusaka Province in 2005, and Leader National Democratic Congress from 2008 to 2009. In the past, he worked with various media houses, including Zambia Times Limited, ZNBC Radio One (formerly known as Voice of Freedom), BBC World Service Trustee Board Member and Vice-Chairperson 1996-2002), and Zambia Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC).
In his nine-year tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs, he led the country’s efforts in mediating conflicts in Sudan and Burundi. He also oversaw initiatives such as supporting a peace process between Ethiopia and Eritrea; encouraging Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to accept mediation by South African president Thabo Mbeki.
He was Minister of Home Affairs from 2011 to 2012, during which he helped repatriate the remains of Zambian hero Joshua Nkomo back home.
He was Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services from February 2016 to November 2016. In this capacity, he oversaw the implementation of major structural reforms in that ministry, including the unification of all broadcasting services into one entity; reorganization and rationalization of funding for public media operations; reformulation of a new Statutory Instrument on Public Media Operations Act which would provide legal backing for the new organizational structure; and Ministerial approval of a revised Public Media Policy.
Awards and Achievements
In his political career, Mr Kambwili has been recognized for being Minister of Foreign Affairs 2006-2010, Minister for Lusaka Province 2005, Leader National Democratic Congress 2008-2009, and Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services 2016 Minister Emeritus from November 2016.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Chishimba Kambwili in ’2023’
Many Zambian politicians have a net worth of over $1 million. Among politicians with the highest net worth is Chishimba Kambwili, who has over $2 million. His net worth is attributed to his personal business and political office.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He enjoys sports, football in specific.
- He is outgoing, loves, making new friends.
- He enjoys singing, which is quite unexpected for such a senior politician.
- He is a book lover.
Chishimba is an African icon worth emulation. He is a real example of how possible it is to become a leader, make tangible changes in the system and excel without losing oneself, which is a common phenomenon within the African government systems.