The following statement was issued by State House this evening:
LUSAKA, May 19, 2010 – His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, on Wednesday announced changes to his Government and appointed Lundazi Member of Parliament Hon. Mukondo Lungu, MP, as new Minister of Home Affairs.
The appointment of Hon. Lungu, current Deputy Chairperson of Committees of the Whole House in Parliament, is with immediate effect.
“In exercise of the powers vested in me pursuant to the provisions of Article 46(1) of the Constitution of Zambia, Chapter 1 of the Laws of Zambia, I hereby appoint you Minister of Home Affairs with immediate effect,” President Banda said in his letter to Hon. Lungu.
The President said he has revoked the appointment of Hon. Lameck Mangani, MP, as Minister of Home Affairs and has reappointed him as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Vocational Training. President Banda thanked Hon. Mangani for the service he rendered to the nation during the period he served as Minister of Home Affairs.
Further, the President has transferred Hon. David Phiri, MP, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, to the Ministry of Finance and National Planning to be one of the two Deputy Ministers.
President Banda has also transferred Hon. Chrispin Musosha, MP, to the Ministry of Education where he will take over from Hon. Richard Taima, MP, who has been moved to the Ministry of Home Affairs in the same capacity.
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