Provincial ministers are at the same level with deputy ministers and are not part of and do not sit in cabinet meetings.
Masumba replaces Josephine Limataa, who has been transferred to Southern Province in the same capacity.
And President Sata has transferred Hon. John Kufuna from Southern Province to the Ministry of Local Government in the same capacity as deputy minister.
The President said he was confident that the three deputy ministers will satisfactorily discharge the functions of their respective offices both to his satisfaction and that of the Zambian people.
“As you execute your functions;be reminded that our people are the most important resource. Therefore, as leaders we should all strive and commit to meeting their essential needs, expanding the economy and creating jobs, curbing crime and corruption, and eventually transforming the state with fulfillment,” President Sata said.
“Transparency, national unity, equality before the law and placing the interests of the masses in the forefront should be our guiding principle if we are to achieve the total transformation of the country we fervently desire. I urge you all to work towards the attainment of these noble objectives.”
Meanwhile, the Head of State has appointed Mr. Trevor Kaunda as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
The reshuffles are with immediate effect.
This is contained in a statement issued by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, George Chellah