President Rupiah Banda has relieved the Deputy Minister of Health Solomon Musonda of his duties with immediate effect.
And president Banda has appointed Gabriel Namulambe, Member of Parliament of Mpongwe Constituency, as new Deputy Minister for Mines and Minerals Development.
State House spokesperson Dickson Jere says,
“the President said he has decided to relieve Hon. Musonda of his duties after receiving a report indicating that the Director of Public Prosecution has recommended for the prosecution of the Deputy Minister following a shooting incident in his Constituency”.
President Banda said he wanted Musonda to concentrate on his case. The President said he also wanted the judicial process to take its course in the matter.
On Namulambe, president Banda said the appointment is with immediate effect.
Namulambe once served as Minister of Science and Technology in President Banda’s Government before his appointment was revoked.