President Michael Sata has signed a new protocol whereby the ruling party’s Secretary General is now number three in government hierarchy, the Watchdog understands.
Under the new protocol, Patriotic Front members of the Central committee will be ranked above cabinet ministers.
The new protocol was circulated to ministers and PF functionaries today (Tuesday) morning.
Effectively, this means Kabimba is now number two to President Michael Sata since Guy Scott the legal vice president is merely ceremonial.
Kabimba will also now sit in cabinet meeting and he will be the one compiling and circualting the agenda for cabinet meetings.