ZAMBIA POLITICS: Christopher Kang’ombe Biography
Christopher Pikiti – Kang’ombe was born on the 25th of December, 1984 in Kitwe. He went to Justin Kabwe and Rokana Primary Schools before proceeding to Kitwe Boys Secondary School 1998.
While at Kitwe Boys Secondary School, Kang’ombe served as President for the debate society and later Projects Co-coordinator for the Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists. He also rose through the ranks from an ordinary prefect to serving as the school’s head boy until completing in 2002.
Kang’ombe qualified to the Copperbelt University in 2004. During his first year at Zambia’s second largest public university, he was elected as a committee member for the Copperbelt University Students’ Union (COBUSU) at the age of 19.
In 2005, Kang’ombe served as COBUSU Social and cultural Secretary and Secretary General before being elected as its President in 2006.
After his term of office as COBUSU President ended in 2006, Kang’ombe decided not to seek re-election but opted to contest for election as Ward Councilor for Riverside Ward in Kitwe’s Kwacha constituency which he won in the 2006 general elections.
His appetite for public service grew while he was a student leader and by the time he was graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering in 2009, he was still serving as a civic leader. In 2011, he was re-elected to the same position and at the same time, finishing the authoring of this book.
Professionally, he joined Luanshya Copper Mines in 2009 and later Mopani Copper Mines as Senior Assistant Engineer in both instances.
He later moved on to Atlas Copco (z) limited as a Sales Engineer for mining and processing equipment, a professional position he has held since 2010.
– Christopher Kang’ombe Biography (Christopher Kang’ombe on Facebook)