One person can make a difference

Whilst walking along Samfya beach, a GRZ civil Servant retired elderly wise man – Ba Shi Mwansa Mwaume saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the Lake Bangweulu.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young boy, picking up barbell fish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.

Elderly wise Shi Mwansa came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young boy paused, looked up and replied, “Throwing barbell fish back into the Lake.”

The elderly man smiled and said, “I must ask then, why are you throwing the fish back into the Lake. I thought FISH is the only relish around here?”

To this, the young boy replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they will die.”

Upon hearing this, Ba Shi Mwansa commented, “But, young boy, do you not realise that there are kilometres and kilometres of beach stretching from Kapata Peninsular all the way to Lubwe and Kasaba there are all types of fishes all along every kilometre? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The young boy listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another fish, threw it back into the Lake past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

This reminds me of one Michael Chilufya Sata (MHSRIEP) and how HE and Dr. Guy Scott started the PF. There are so many beneficiaries now. Same with MDD and the Garden House meeting. The rest as they say is History. Most often especially in Zambia, we often think we are too insignificant or too unimportant to make a difference. We couldn’t be further from the truth. Take an example of KEEP ZAMBIA CLEAN and GREEN Campaign. What has happened to that very noble National Program?

So, can I encourage you to take the time to do something that will make a difference to someone else’s life and it doesn’t have to be much and they don’t need to know. Just take a moment, do something special, the God Almighty our Creator of the Universe will know and that’s enough.

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do. – Helen Keller

One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something. – Henry David Thoreau.

Have a nice Weekend God’s people. KKK999

Published by Kunda Kalaba

Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) professional. Passionate about AML/CTF, Sanctions, ABC, KYC, CDD. Member - World Advisory Council Association of Certified Fraud Examiners-ACFE. Member of the African Task Force Committee - ACAMS. Presenter at International Conferences-ACAMS&ACFE. Certified Fraud Examiner-CFE. ACFE & ACAMS Singapore Chapters Member. Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist-CAMS. Certified Anti-Bribery and Corruption-ABC. Chairperson, ABC Working Group. Founder - Institute of Directors (IoD) Zambia Chapter. Founder - Managerial Accountability & Transparency. Two-term of two years Chairperson of the Bankers Association of Zambia Fraud Prevention and Security Committee. Zambian Government to SADC and COMESA Consultant on Crime & Corruption Prevention & management Strategies. Sound & vast experience in FCC Compliance, Deterrence, Prevention, Detection, Investigations, Security and Prosecutions. 25 years extensive experience in FCC, ABC, AML, CTF, Fraud & Operational risk assessment & Investigations. STA in Financial Crime Compliance & Risk management in London, Coventry & Southampton in the UK. Area Head of FCC for Southern & East Africa responsible for Risk Assessments & Investigations, AML/CTF, Sanctions. Central Bank regulatory and AML Directives appointed as Country Money Laundering Prevention/Reporting Officer-CMLPO. Professionally trained “trainer of trainers” & core facilitator. Proficient with proven track record of exceptional abilities in management and leadership for performance. Corporate Governance, capacity building, Institutional & Organizational development, business process re-engineering. Technical expertise is coupled with excellent interpersonal, team building, communication and presentation skills.

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