Given Lubinda transferred to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mutembo Nchito sworn in as DPP
President Michael Sata has announced changes to his cabinet in a mini Cabinet reshuffle.
President Sata has transferred Given Lubinda to the ministry of Foreign Affairs, while Chishimba Kambwili has been taken to the ministry of Labour, Youth and Sports.
Fackson Shamenda is the new minister in the ministry of information, broadcasting and tourism.
Mr Sata said the changes are aimed at improving the efficiency of government.
The changes are the first the President has made at Cabinet level since ascending to the high office following his election victory in the 20th September, 2011 elections.
Meanwhile President Sata has directed Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito to extend investigations into the sale of Zamtel, to LAP Green.
President Sata says there is need for the office of the DPP to improve on how they prepare the cases to allow the courts do a good job.
The head of state has also called for thorough investigations of other cases involving the privatization of Roan and Kagem mines, Lima bank and Livingstone Intercontinental.Â
The president says the Director of Prosecution and his team to take to court corruption cases that have been well investigated and prepared to allow the law takes it course.
President Sata was speaking in Lusaka today during the swearing in ceremony of Mutembo Nchito as Director of Public Prosecution.
And President Sata has observed that late President Levy Mwanawasa was betrayed when died by the people he trusted in his will to fight corruption.
President Sata adds that the Late Dr. Mwanawasa was committed and worked diligently to fight corruption but that his good will was abandoned by the Rupiah Banda led government.
The president has since urged the new legal team to ensure that corruption is fought saying the PF government should ensure that it leave the government system better than it found it.
And Director of Public Prosecution Mutembo Nchito has vowed to ensure that the rule of law prevails in the country’s legal system.
Mr. Nchito told journalists that it is important for the law to be applied in a fair and just manner irrespective of one’s status in society.
The DPP has also indicated that he will soon start reviewing all the alleged corruption cases involving former leaders.
Mr. Nchito notes that there is therefore need for the people being investigated to be patient and allow the law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate the cases.