The newly appointed Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Commander, Lt Gen Oscar Msitu Nyoni, wasted no time in outlining his vision for the force during his maiden address at ZAF Lusaka Air Force Base on Friday, December 22th, 2023.
Lt Gen Nyoni’s address set a clear roadmap for his command, focusing on the constitutional mandate of safeguarding the Zambian airspace and addressing modern threats.
In his address, Lt Gen Nyoni reassured ZAF personnel of the force’s commitment to fulfilling its constitutional mandate by safeguarding the Zambian airspace. He emphasized the need for ZAF to position itself effectively to respond to emerging and modern threats, including issues such as hunger, disease, and environmental challenges.
Highlighting the importance of collaboration, Lt Gen Nyoni stressed the need for ZAF to work closely with sister services, security wings, and government departments to enhance growth and effectiveness.
The commander called on personnel to maintain professionalism, discipline, and dedication to duty, underlining the critical role that the Air Force plays in national security.
Addressing the personnel, Lt Gen Nyoni expressed his commitment to enhancing their capabilities and welfare, acknowledging the pivotal role they play in ensuring the security of the nation. The personnel, in turn, congratulated Lt Gen Nyoni and his Deputy on their appointments and promotions, showing their support for the new leadership.
The event concluded with a call to rally and support the command, fostering a spirit of unity and commitment to achieving new heights of success for the Zambia Air Force. Lt Gen Nyoni’s proactive approach and clear communication of priorities signal a strong start to his leadership, setting the tone for the force’s future under his command.
Congratulations were extended once again to Lt Gen Oscar Msitu Nyoni and the Deputy Zambia Air Force Commander and Chief of Air Staff (COAIRS), Maj Gen Arthur Kalaluka, on their well-deserved appointments. The Zambian Air Force looks forward to soaring to even greater heights under their leadership.