On 29th December 2022, Lechwe Trust Art Gallery hosted Mr Chama Fumba, the newly appointed Permanent Secretary of Arts from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Art, together with the Director of Arts Ms Esther Ng’ambi, the Director of National Arts Council Mr Adrian Chipindi, and Deputy Director Visual Arts and Crafts Mr Cliff Chinyama.

The Permanent Secretary and his team were received at the Lechwe Trust art gallery by Mr William Miko, the Lechwe Trust’s Vice Chairperson, together with the Collections Custodian Mr Andrew Chifita, and Gallery Assistant Ms Mary Zulu.

Lechwe Trust Art Gallery was honoured to have been the first art gallery visited by the Permanent Secretary and his team. The PS assured Lechwe Trust of the government’s commitment towards the development of visual arts in Zambia. He said the ministry will work closely with National Arts Council to support various arts associations and galleries.