Former Minister of Higher Education in Zambia, Brian Mushimba has been hired by a Canadian company as a technical executive overseeing power generation operations and manage that business in that region.
Mushimba said on a Facebook post that he had taken a sabbatical leave from politics to focus on his professional engineering career.
Mushimba was until the election the Minister of Higher Education but was not adopted by the PF who had opted for Eddie Chomba to contest the Kantanshiseat, which went to the UPND.
“Today, I want to let you know, my friends, that I have gone back to my international career as a power generation engineering executive. I have been hired by an international organization in Canada that develops, owns and operates power generation assets globally. I will work as their technical executive overseeing power generation operations and manage that business for a region. It’s a new dawn and I’m excited at the future prospects. Until next time, please stay blessed,” he said.
He had a thriving international career as an energy expert, power generation engineering executive prior to entering public office.
Mushimba said it was a career that had proved satisfactory and financially rewarding.
“Well, it had taken me far and wide and made me live in USA, Norway, Philippines, Canada, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Uganda & South Africa (you should see the stamps & visas in my passport,” he said.
“ I have received many inquiries on my next move. Many of them genuinely wanting to know if I’m staying in politics or moving on.”
He added that for almost 20years, he had spent a lot of time in power stations, starting out as an entry-level engineer and rising to executive director levels.
He said at the peak of that career, he decided to join politics while he still had the energy, vibrancy and youth, to give back to the community of Kankoyo through representation.
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