16 October 2017

Zimbabwe: Dr Chingombe Launches New Book

Author Doctor Cainos Chingombe launched a new book titled "No Easy Walk: The Inspiring Story of My Life" on Thursday evening at the Harare International Conference Centre. The well attended launch was graced by professors, councillors, Chitungwiza and Harare acting clerks amongst other distinguished guests. Chingombe who is also the Harare City Council Human Capital director for a decade said it took him years to finish the book that is meant to inspire other people to be successful.

"This project took years of hard work to come into being and the book details the difficult trajectory I travelled in the quest to make a difference in my life and that of others," he said.

Chingombe came from an under privileged family background and grew up in a disadvantaged community but through his resilience, he managed to change his circumstances. The tale of graduating from a cattle herd boy to a holder of a doctorate degree is a rare occurrence. While external support can complement one's effort, the difference between peoples' achievement mostly lie in their own effort. A lot of fundamental things are explored in the book.

"The contents of the book cover important learning points ranging from how to survive in the face of adversity, effective interaction with all stakeholders, stakeholder management, relationship building and management.

"It also tackles balancing family and professional life, placement of God at the centre of human life and traces the path one can follow to move from the lowest to the highest strata in a difficult environment," said Chingombe.

Commenting on the book, guest speaker Minister of State for Harare Metro Provincial Affairs honourable Miriam Chikukwa said everybody should draw lessons from Chingombe's life.

"Dr Chingombe is one of most disciplined characters in the Civil Service. His discipline can now be traced back to his personal experience, when he had taken a profession of cattle herd boy. We should all of us draw some lessons from his auto biography," she said.

Born in 1956, Chingombe dropped out of school in Grade 5 because of financial constraints in 1967. He resumed his primary school studies after seven years till he finished his secondary studies. Through perseverance and determination, he attained his first degree, a Bachelors in Education in 1987.Now he holds several diplomas and at least 5 PHDs in different disciplines. He graduated with a PHD in Governance and Leadership from the University of Lusaka last week.

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