RB shifts around his deputy ministers

PRESIDENT BANDA MAKES CHANGES TO HIS GOVT

LUSAKA, September 2, 2010 – His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, has Thursday made changes to his Government at Deputy Ministerial and Permanent Secretary level.

The President has transferred Southern Province Minister Hon. Daniel Munkombwe, MP to the Office of the Vice President as a Deputy Minister. Hon. Munkombwe takes over from Hon. Guston Sichilima, MP, who has been transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs in the same capacity

President Banda has also transferred Local Government and Housing Deputy Minister Hon. Elijah Muchima, MP, to Southern Province as new Provincial Minister.

Meanwhile, the President has appointed Dr. Samson Phiri as new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services. Mr. Ngosa Chisupa, who was Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, will be redeployed. The President has also appointed Mr. Anthony Undi as Permanent Secretary (Financial Management and Administration) in the Ministry of Finance.

Further, the President has appointed Ambassador Keli Walubita as new Chairman of the Police and Prisons Service Commission. Ambassador Walubita was until his appointment Zambia’s High Commissioner to India. In addition, President Banda has appointed Mr. Percy Kangwa Chato as new Commissioner of Prisons.

All the appointments and transfers are with immediate effect.

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Issued by

Dickson Jere

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

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