His Excellency Mr Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, has with immediate effect appointed newly elected Feira PF Member of Parliament Hon. Patrick Ngoma as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education.
This is according to President Sata’s letter to Hon. Ngoma dated June 24, 2013, which was also copied to His Honour the Vice-President Dr Guy L. Scott, the Hon. Speaker of the National Assembly Justice Dr Patrick Matibini and the Secretary to the Cabinet Dr Roland Msiska among others.
President Sata says he is confident that Hon. Ngoma will perform to his expectations and that of the Zambian people in general.
The Head of State maintained that his government will continue taking practical steps to revitalise the education sector.
“In line with the PF manifesto, we will keep on prioritising the education sector and provide opportunities that will facilitate substantial growth and qualitative improvement in the education and training system of our country,” President Sata says.
Ngoma was one of the many deputies while still and MMD MP even before he defected to PF, so nothing new has changed in terms of lowering the number of ministers in government.