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NEW EEA DIRECTOR DLADLA, CFO NZUZA ANNOUNCED

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MBABANE - Isaac Gcina Dladla was yesterday announced as the new Executive Director for Eswatini Environment Authority (EEA).

Dladla finally replaces Steven Zuke following a long disputed court battle. Both parties finally reached a full and final agreement of settlement over the former’s wages. EEC Board Chairperson Mfanaleni Mkhatshwa said Dladla needed no introduction as he had been with the authority for a long time  and also acted as executive director for a while. Mkhatshwa said the new executive director brings with him 20 years of experience in the field of environment and climate change, having started working for the then Swaziland Environment Authority under the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Communication in 2002 and has grown as the entity evolved from being a government department into a Parastatal.

He further disclosed that Dladla was the ideal candidate as he was well equipped with an MSC Degree in Environmental Impact Assessment, Auditing and Management Systems from the University of East Anglia as well as an MBA in Organisational Leadership from the University of Zambia.  Mkhatshwa further disclosed that as EEA Board Management they had no doubt that he would drive the entity to new heights.

Skilled

“Working with his executive management and a predominantly young, diverse, and highly skilled team of professionals. Among many other things, the Board expects of him to lead the strategic direction for the entity to ensure environment compliance in the country and financial sustainability in the face of a declining subvention,” said Mkhatshwa. He further unveiled the new Chief Financial Officer, Thabiso Nzuza. He described Nzuza as a seasoned Chartered Accountant who obtained his articles from Pricewaterhouse Coopers before joining the corporate industry in banking and financial services. “Before joining EEA, Nzuza worked for Aluwani Fund Managers as the General Manager and  CFO for Swaziland Building Society,” said Mkhatshwa.

Nzuza has worked for other companies like Liberty Life Eswatini, Stanlib Eswatini, the Eswatini National Trust Commission and Nedbank Eswatini.
The board chairperson said Nzuza’s key function would be to steer the entity towards financial sustainability and resource mobilisation for environment and climate finance. He said they are confident that with the much-needed expertise that he possesses, this will be achieved.
Dladla on his remarks thanked the board for entrusting him with the responsibility and further thanked the media on their fair reporting. He said he would continue to keep an open door policy. Dladla further outlined his new vision that will be based on change management as he would be looking  at preparing the EEA staff for the need for change, operational efficiency. He said the main task at hand will be the crafting of a vision for change.
Meanwhile, Nzuza  thanked the Ministry of Tourism and Enviromental Affairs and the Management Board for placing trust in him.

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