President Edgar Lungu has made changes to his Cabinet and at Permanent Secretary level.
Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska’s contact has not been renewed but he has been appointed to head the Zambia Atomic Agency.
Presidential Spokesperson Amos Chanda has disclosed this to ZNBC News today.
Mr Chanda said the deputy Secretary to the Cabinet in charge of Administration Patrick Kangwa will act Secretary to the Cabinet after February 20th when Dr. Msiska’s contract comes to an end.
He said Permanent Secretary for Management Development Division -MDD- at Cabinet Office Ndashe Yumba has been transferred to the ministry of lands swapping with Trevour Kaunda.
Central Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kabwe becomes National Coordinator for the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, taking over from Yande Mwape who now becomes permanent Secretary at the ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs while the contract for former Permanent Secretary Micheal Pwete has not been renewed.
Mr Chanda said the permanent Secretary at the ministry of Community Development Leah Mutale has be moved to the ministry of home affairs in charge of refugees while her counterpart at the ministry of home affairs Pamela Kabamba goes to the ministry of community development.
Permanent Secretary at the ministry of General Education been transferred to Luapula province in the same capacity to take over from Buleti Nsemukila who goes to Eastern Province.
Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo becomes Ministry of Information Permanent Secretary taking over from Geoffery Malama whose contract has not been renewed.
Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary Jobbicks Kalumba has been transferred to the Ministry of General Education in the same capacity, while Deputy Permanent secretary Joyce Nsamba has been promoted to Permanent Secretary for Muchinga Province.
Director of Infrastructure at the Ministry of Health Mulalelo Kakulubelwa has been elevated to Permanent Secretary in charge of Administration at the same Ministry and Permanent Secretary in charge of Technical services at the Ministry of Health moves to Cabinet Office on holding position.
Deputy Permanent Secretary for Western Province Benard Chomba has been promoted to Permanent Secretary for Central Province while Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Willies Manjimela becomes Permanent secretary for North Western Province taking over from Ephraim Mateyo whose contract has not been renewed.
Mwinlunga District Commissioner Daniel Bukali becomes Deputy Permanent secretary for Western Province.
Deputy Commissioner of Police for Lusaka province Geoffrey Kunda has been transferred to eastern Province in the same capacity, while Commissioner of Police for Eastern Province Alex Chilufya moves to Police Headquarters as Commissioner of Police for operations and Deputy Commissioner of Police for Eastern Province Sharon Zulu moves to Lusaka in the same capacity.
This is according to a statement made available to ZNBC News by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda.