Friday, September 03, 2010

Rupiah makes changes to his govt

Rupiah makes changes to his govt
By Post Online
Fri 03 Sep. 2010, 07:50 CAT

PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda has made changes to his government at deputy minister and permanent secretary level.

In a statement from State House special assistant for press and public relations, Dickson Jere, President Banda has moved Southern Province minister Daniel Munkombwe to the Office of the Vice-President as Deputy Minister who will take over from Guston Sichilima.

Sichilima has been transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs in the same capacity.

At the Ministry of Local Government and Housing, deputy minister Elijah Muchima has been moved to take over Munkombwe’s position as provincial minister in Southern Province(provincial minister position is at deputy minister level).

At permanent secretary level, President Banda has appointed Dr Samson Phiri as new permanent secretary at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services while Ngosa Chisupa, who held the position till yesterday will be redeployed later.

President Banda has also appointed Anthony Undi as permanent secretary Financial Management and Administration at the Ministry of Finance and National Planning.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to India, Keli Walubita, has been recalled to come and head the Police and Prisons Service Commission while Percy Kangwa Chato has been appointed Commissioner of Prisons.

Jere said the appointments and transfers were with immediate effect.

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