Sata addresses entire rally of his ministers, orders them to lie about govt subsidies

Sata addresses entire rally of his ministers, orders them to lie about govt subsidies

Under pressure ailing dictator President  Michael Sata, whose government gave fellow Zimbabwean dictator Robbert Mugabe free maize, has directed Cabinet and deputy ministers to tell lies to the Zambian people on his administration’s resolve to remove subsidies on maize and fuel.

Mr. Sata urged the more than 70 ministers on government payroll to work tirelessly and with greater urgency to ensure that they engage people and cheat them that these bold steps are meant to facilitate practical and equitable allocation of national wealth amongst the people.

“We have to make our people understand that we are adopting and implementing these measures to advance stability, reduce poverty and inequality as well as create acceptable conditions that will stimulate  sustained development and growth countrywide,” President Sata says.

“Let’s tell the people that these reforms are designed to produce a better financial system that breeds sufficient jobs; a fair distribution of income and opportunities in favour of the poor, who are the majority of our population; and guarantee a social order where education, health and all other services will be sufficiently available to all Zambians.”

According to a Statement by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chella, Mr. Sata issued the directive during a a rally held at State House this morning when he met the entire group for the first time.

President Sata reminded the ministers that government needs to increase its revenue base as it improves the quality of life of mainly the poor or those previously excluded from the economic and development mainstream.

Mr. Sata whose government implemented the decision before explaining to the people reiterated that he was very certain that the long-term benefits of these seemingly harsh decisions offset the short-term expectations.

“I am glad that despite the pessimistic or ill-talk from certain elements among our political competitors; the common man on the street is beginning to understand and appreciate that by implementing these measures, we actually we mean well and have a vision for this country,” President Sata says.

“Therefore, I would like to express gratitude to the Zambian people for their patience and confidence in this government’s agenda for the country. And I want to promise them that the trust and faith they have deposited in us is not misplaced.”

In response, the ministers pledged their commitment to equitably uplift people’s living standards by ensuring that government programmes and projects especially in infrastructure development are implemented in line with the PF manifesto.

Mr. Sata has so far maintained the biggest cabinet in Africa and his government is wasting K10 billion on PF induced by-elections.

Some ministries also have more than two permenent secretaries, while other PSs like Inutu Suba and Simon Miti are merely an office orderlies at Cabinet office doing nothing at all but get full salaries and allowances.

It is also difficult to compile a list of some of these people as some are appointed in the morning and fired or transfered in the afternoon shortly after being sworn-in.

Below is the entire list of Sata’s ministers he met to come and tell you lies at government expense. The list is subject to quick correction as some may have been appointed or moved while typing this story. There is also an army of District Commissioners amounting to whatever the number is now.

  1. President – Mr. Michael Sata
  2. Vice President – Dr. Guy Scott

Cabinet Ministers (20)

  1. Minister of Agriculture and Livestock – Mr. Robert Sichinga
  2. Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs- Professor Nkandu Luo
  3. Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry – Mr. Emmanuel Chenda
  4. Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health – Dr. Katema
  5. Minister of Defence – Mr. Geoffery Mwamba
  6. Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education – Dr. John Phiri
  7. Minister of Finance – Mr. Alexander Bwalya Chikwanda
  8. Minister of Foreign Affairs – Dr. Lungu
  9. Minister of Gender and Child Development – Mrs. Inonge Wina
  10. Minister of Health – Dr. Kasonde
  11. Minister of Home Affairs and Deputy Chief Whip Mr. E.C. Lungu
  12. Minister of Information and Broadcasting – Mr. Sakeni
  13. Minister of Justice – Mr. Winter Kabimba
  14. Minister of Labour and Social Security – Mr. Fackson Shamenda
  15. Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection – Mr. Wilbur Simuusa
  16. Minister of Local Government and Housing – Mrs Emmerine Kabanshi
  17. Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development and Chief Whip Mr. Yamfwa Mukanga
  18. Minister of Tourism and Arts – Mrs Silyvia Masebo
  19. Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communication – Mr. Yaluma
  20. Minister of Youth and Sport – Mr. Chishimba Kambwili

Attorney Genera- Mumba Malila

Deputy Minister (41)

  1.  Deputy Minister in the Vice President’s Office – Mr. Harry Kalaba
  2. Deputy Minister in the Vice President’s Office – Mr. Mwango
  3. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock – Mr. Greyford Monde
  4. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock –  Mr. Mwewa
  5. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock – Mr. Kazubu
  6. Deputy Minister of Chiefs Affairs – Mrs Kawandami
  7. Deputy Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry  – Mr. Richard Taima
  8. Deputy Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry   – Mr. Miles Sampa
  9. Deputy Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry   – Richwell Syamunene
  10. Deputy Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health – Ms. Kazunga
  11. Deputy Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health – Ms. Kapata
  12. Deputy Minister of Defence – Mr. Mwila
  13. Deputy Minister of Defence – Col. J. Lungu
  14. Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education – Professor Willombe
  15. Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education – Mr. Mabumba
  16. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs –  Gabriel Namulambe
  17. Deputy Minister of Gender and Child Development –  Mrs Banda
  18. Deputy Minister of Finance – Mr. Keith Mukata
  19. Deputy Minister of Health – Dr. Chikusu
  20. Deputy Minister of Health – Mr. C. Mulenga
  21. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs – Mrs Mwamba
  22. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs – Mr. Kampyongo
  23. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs – Mr. Chilangwa
  24. Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting – Mr. Kapeya
  25. Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting Njeulu Peniso
  26. Deputy Minister of Justice – Dr. Simbyakula
  27. Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Security – Mr. Mbulu
  28. Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Security – Mr. Chitotela
  29. Deputy Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection – Mr. Chingimbu
  30. Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing – Mr. Tembo
  31. Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing – Mr. Kufuna
  32. Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing – Mr. N. Banda
  33. Deputy Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development – Mr. Musukwa
  34. Deputy Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development  – Mr. C.S. Zulu
  35. Deputy Minister of Tourism and Arts – Mr. D. Phiri
  36. Deputy Minister of Tourism and Arts –  Mr. P. Ngoma
  37. Deputy Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communication – Dr. Mwali
  38. Deputy Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communication – Col. Kaunda
  39. Deputy Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communication –Mr. Mwimba H. Malama
  40. Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport – Mr. Masumba
  41. Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport – Mr. Chinga Miyutu

Deputy Ministers for Provinces (10)

  1. Central Province – Kosamu
  2. Copperbelt Province – Mr. Mwenya
  3. Eastern Province – Mr. Sichone
  4. Luapula Province – Brigadier General Kapaya
  5. Lusaka Province – Mr. Sikazwe
  6. Muchinga Province – Mr.Malozo Sichone
  7. Northern Province – Chishala
  8. North-Western Province – Ms. Limate
  9. Southern Province – Daniel Munkombwe
  10. Western Province – Mr. Mwaliteta

 

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