RB moves deputy ministers to and fro

PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda has with immediate effect made changes to his Cabinet in a move that has seen Deputy Defence Minister Eustarkio Kazonga being appointed as Local Government and Housing minister.

In a statement released in Lusaka yesterday by special assistant to the president for Press and public relations Dickson Jere, the president said that Dr Kazonga replaces Benny Tetamashimba who died in September.

The president has appointed Chitambo Member of Parliament (MP) Solomon Musonda, as the new Deputy Minister of Health, taking over from Mwendoi Akakandelwa who has been moved to the Ministry of Energy and Water Development in the same capacity.

Mr Banda has also appointed Kalabo MP Sikwibele Mwapela as new deputy Minister of Western Province, replacing Adons Mufalalai who has moved to the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services.

The president in making the changes directed the new appointees to work hard in order to improve service delivery to the people of Zambia.

Mr Banda has moved North-Western Province Deputy Minister, Joseph Mulyata to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives while Daniel Kalenga who was at the Ministry of Agriculture becomes deputy in North-Western Province.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Deputy Minister Elijah Muchima has been moved to Local Government and Housing, while Ministry of Sports, Youth and Child Development Deputy Minister Angela Cifire has moved to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services.

President Banda has transferred Hastings Imasiku from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Vocational Training to the Ministry of Energy and Water Development with a call to help stabilise the flow of fuel in the country, which was erratic in the last few weeks.

Mr Banda has moved Gladys Lundwe as Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Energy and Water Development to the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Child Development.

President Banda has also moved Community Development and Social Services Deputy Minister Moses Muteteka to the Ministry of Local Government and Housing in the same capacity.

Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and Child Development Christopher Kalila has been moved to the Ministry of Works and Supply in the same capacity, while Deputy Minister at Local Government and Housing Lwipa Puma, has been moved to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry.

The president has transferred Chrispin Musosha, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Vocational Training, while Deputy Minister of Works and Supply Mundia Ndalamei has been moved to Sport, Youth and Child Development in the same capacity.

Others changes involve Deputy Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Richard Taima, who has been moved to the Ministry of Education in the same capacity, while Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Development Allan Mbewe has been moved to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

Meanwhile, President Banda has also made changes to his Government at the Permanent Secretary level where he has appointed Teddy Mulonga as new Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development.

The president has also appointed Timothy Hakayu as new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Housing while Sherry Thole has been appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Vocational Training.

Other new appointed permanent secretaries include Medson Lisati at the Management Development Division at Cabinet Office and Gabriel Kaunda who would be Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Gender.

The president has transferred Permanent Secretary at Gender Matondo Monde Yeta to the Ministry of Lands, while Ngosa Chisupa has been moved from the Management Division to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services.

President Banda has also transferred Teddy Kasonso from the Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources to the Ministry of Energy and Water Development, while Community Development and Social Services Permanent Secretary Gladys Kristafor has been moved to the Ministry of Tourism.

The president has also appointed Menda Menda to take over as Community Development and Social Services.
Former State House senior private secretary, Alfred Sakala has been appointed Deputy Permanent Secretary in Luapula Province.

TIMES OF ZAMBIA

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