The Harare International Festival of Arts board has saluted Dr Angeline Kamba for the contributions she made to the festival during her 10 years of service.
This follows Kamba’s recent retirement as chairperson of the festival’s board since assuming that position in 2001.
“The board is proud of the huge wealth of experience and energy that Dr Kamba has brought to the festival to make it a Zimbabwean community initiative of such international renown,” Hifa noted in a statement.
“It has been an honour to have benefited from the strength, dynamism and wisdom of such an accomplished luminary who has contributed to the establishment and growth of Zimbabwean society over many years in various capacities.”
The Hifa team wished Dr Kamba all the very best in her future pursuits.
“The Board is also grateful that although retired, Dr Kamba will always be treasured member of the Hifa Family, the festival will be glad to draw from her wisdom as a Chairman Emeritus”.
In an interview recently Dr Kamba said: “Leading the Hifa team was such a valuable experience and I will always cherish the festival’s hard-working management that inspired me to work harder and harder for the arts fete.
“The position had its challenges but I am full of satisfaction that with each passing year the festival has grown from strength to strength.”
Dr Kamba joined Hifa with a wealth of experience from her previous assignments.
She was the first director of National Archives of Zimbabwe making her the first black and first woman to be at the helm of the national documentation entity. She became vice-president of International Council on Archives between 1984 and 1988.
She is a member of Council of the Caine Prize for African Writing and she also served on the board of the International Rice Research Institute which is located in Los Banos, Philippines (1998-2003) and chaired it from January 2002 to December 2003.
Last year she was honoured with a doctorate degree in Archeology, Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage by the Midlands State University.