Ronald Chitotela is the new minister of tourism of Zambia’s., Ronald Chitotela was the former minister of infrastructure. This was announced after Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu’s latest government reshuffle last week Friday.
“We have not time to wait, we have to hit the ground running… We shall continue from where our brother left from in making sure the Tourism sector brings the much-needed revenue to the country. Local and international doors ought to be opened as a matter of urgency,” says the minister on his new Facebook page.
Hon. Chitotela was born on the 21st of April in 1972. And from a young age, he realized that in order to be successful, education would play a key role to his future and so he suspended all other activities and focused on his studies.
Upon completion of his secondary school, Hon Chitotela went to the university where he would study for and graduate with a degree in Marketing. This was the first of the many professional qualifications he would later pursue and obtain.
Hon. Chitotela joined politics in 1998 and describes his defining moment as when he met the late President Mr Michael Chilufya SATA who became his Mentor.
” Akamana Kalaba Intulo Kalakama ” is one of Hon. Chitotelas favorite proverbs and simply means when translated that one must not forget where they come from.
Hon. Chitotela is also a holder of A masters degree in Trade development and International relations, A bachelors degree in production management from the Zambia open university, A diploma in Business Management and two certificates, one in purchasing and supply and the other in finance and accounting.
He has served on several committees both internationally and locally and has headed among others, the research bureau for the patriotic front and committee on lands, roads, and rail.
He was appointed as Deputy Minister for Labour by late President Sata and as Deputy minister for youth and sport by President Lungu before being appointed to full Cabinet Minister after the August 2016 General elections.
Hon. Chitotela has always exercised an open door policy in the execution of his duties which trait has endeared him to many.
He is married to Mrs. Lillian Chitotela and together they have 3 children. He is a committed member of the Seventh-day Adventist church where he serves as an Elder. n his free time which isn’t often, He loves singing and is a student of arts and culture.
Indeed for it to be said of one that they have made it in life, it requires that they have the fear of God before all else. For it is the fear of the Lord that is the beginning of wisdom. Hon. Chitotela is one such person. A man after Gods’ heart. A man who has made it in life. He is indeed a role model. One that is worth emulating, a fan posted on the ministers Facebook page.
Minister Chitotela takes over from Charles Banda who moves to the Local Government Ministry.