President Rupiah Banda says an effective civil
service requires hard working work force that is committed to duty.
Mr. Banda however said he is impressed with the current crop of civil
servants working in the public service.
The President said this today, at State House, today , during the swearing
in ceremony of top government officials.
Among those sworn in was Foreign Affairs Chief of protocol Bob
Samakayi who was sworn in as Chief of State protocol at State House.
Former Director Human Resource and Administration Eliazer Kawila was also
sworn in as State House Comptroller while former Zambian Deputy High
Commissioner to Nigeria, Medson Lisati was sworn in as permanent Secretary
at Public management Development Division at Cabinet Office, respectively.
The President congratulated the trio for their commitment to duty since he
(Mr. Banda ) assumed presidency. Mr Banda further wished them goodwill in
their new postings.
“I have worked with all of you even when I was Republican Vice President
and I’m pleased to promote you. Congratulations on your new appointments
and I have no doubt that you will continue to be humble, royal and
committed to duty,” The President said.
On March 16, President Banda promoted Ambassador Samakayi , Mr. Kawila and
Mr. Lisati and congratulated them for accepting their new portfolios.
Mr. Banda also appointed State House Chief Analyst for Political Affairs
Francis Chigunta as his Acting Special Assistant for Political Affairs for
Ambassador Samakayi was Chief of protocol at the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Mr. Kawila was Director Human Resource and Administration while
Mr. Lisati was Zambia’s Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria.