President Michael Sata has appointed Francis Kamanga as the new Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Transport, Communication, Works and Supply.
The President swore in Kamanga at state house on Friday morning, calling on the PS to ensure he stamps out corruption in the Road Development Agency (RDA) and revamp the road sector.
President Sata noted that there are many irregularities in the RDA when awarding tenders and contracts to companies that construct roads and the move must be stopped.
He said there is need give contracts to credible companies so as to avoid shoddy works and ensure a remarkable job is done.
And President Michael Sata has questioned the motive behind certain people demanding for inclusion of Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia on the committeeof experts tasked to draw a new constitution of Zambia.
President Sata said he has appointed several Bishops most of them born again Christians to seat on the committee.
He said this at state house today during swearing ceremony for Justice permanent secretary, Patricia Daka Jere and Francis Kamanga for ministry of works and supply.
Mr Sata also noted that it is very difficult to balance appointments of people based on tribe.
He said the appointments of Mr Kamanga and Mrs Jere both from the Eastern Province are on merit.
He questioned why some people complain about his appointment being tribal when some sections of society such as the disabled have not complained.
The president also tasked Mrs Jere is a disabled lawyer to draft legislation to regulate internet journalism.