TBY talks to Mukaba Mukaba, Head, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Global, on the sector.

Mukaba Mukaba

What do ACCA's activities in Zambia consist of?

ACCA is the global body for professional accountants. Our mission, which is consistent with our founding values of 1904, is to be the global leader in the profession by providing opportunity and open access to people of ability wherever they are in the world, supporting our members throughout their careers, achieving and promoting the highest ethical, governance, and professional standards, and advancing the public interest. ACCA supports its 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 178 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 100 offices and centers and more than 7,110 approved employers worldwide, and they provide high standards of employee learning and development.

What projects have been launched at the local level to further your reach and relevance in country?

There are a number of approaches we are taking. We also have our own internal market plan for Zambia, which is about how we can respond to and fulfill ACCA's corporate strategy, and what our share is of the overall market. This includes finding ways to attract prospective students and develop them in collaboration with our partners, such as employers and learning providers.