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President Rupiah Banda names new cabinet

Headlines President Rupiah Banda names new cabinet

President Banda flanked by incoming local government minister Ben Tetamashimba and Defence minister George Mpombo
President Banda flanked by incoming local government minister Ben Tetamashimba and Defence minister George Mpombo

President Rupiah Banda has unveiled a new Cabinet, dropping Finance Minister Ng’andu Magande and deploying the Inspector General of Police, Ephraim Mateyo into foreign service.

President Banda has appointed Minister of Justice, George Kunda as his Vice President. Mr. Kunda still holds the portfolio of Minister of Justice as well.

Mr. Banda called on the new cabinet to work extremely hard in order for government to fulfill promises the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) made during the pre-election campaigns.

He made the reshuffles at cabinet and deputy ministers’ level during a press conference at State House this afternoon.

Among those that have been dropped from cabinet are Local Government and Housing Minister Sylvia Masebo, Agriculture Minister, Ben Kapita and Minister for Gender, Patricia Mulasikwanda.

The President has maintained George Mpombo as Minister of Defence, Kabinga Pande for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Lungwanga for Education and Felix Mutati for Commerce, Trade and Industry.

Others that have retained their portfolios are Minister of Communications and Transport Dora Siliya and her deputy Mubika Mubika.

The new Finance Minister is Situmbeko Musokotwane who was until today, Economic Advisor to the President while his deputy is Chileshe Kapwepwe, who has also been nominated as Member of Parliament.

Home Affairs Minister Ronnie Shikapwasha has moved to Information and Broadcasting Services where he will be deputized by Elijah Muchima who was deputy minister for Defence.

The new Home Affairs Minister is Kalombo Mwansa, who was Minister of Mines and while his deputies are Misheck Bonshe and David Phiri who was at information and Broadcasting in the same capacity.

The deputy Minister for Mines and Minerals Development, Maxwell Mwale has been elevated to full Cabinet Minister at the same ministry while his deputy is Boniface Nkhata continues in the same capacity.

New Finance minister Situmbeko Musokotwane and his counterpart from Transport Dora Siliya
New Finance minister Situmbeko Musokotwane and his counterpart from Transport Dora Siliya

Minister of Health, Brian Chituwo has moved to Agriculture in the same capacity while Daniel Kalenga and Albert Mulonga have maintained their positions as deputy ministers in the same ministry.

Tourism Minister Michael Kaingu and his counterpart for Community Development, Catherine Namugala have been swapped in the same capacity.

Vera Chiluba has been joined by Mubita Mwangala as deputy ministers at the ministry of Tourism, Environment, and National Resources.

John Chinyata remains at Community Development as deputy minister while Friday Malwa is the other deputy minister in the same ministry.

Clement Sinyinda has maintained his position as deputy minister for Education.

Local Government and Housing deputy Minister, Ben Tetamashimba has been promoted to full cabinet Minister in the same ministry and his deputy will be Chrispine Musosha, who was Luapula Province Minister and Lwipa Puma, who was deputy minister for Health.

Deputy Minister for Local government, Eustakio Kazonga is now at Defence in the same capacity.

Works and Supply Minister, Kapembwa Simbao moves to Health as Information Minister, Mike Mulongoti takes over at Works and Supply in the same capacity.

Mr. Simbao will be deputized by Mwendoi Akakandelwa who was until today deputy minister at Community Development.

Science and Technology will continue to be headed by Peter Daka, who will be deputized by Finance and National Planning deputy minister Jonas Shakafuswa.

At the Ministry of Labour has been taken over by Austin Liato, who was deputy at the same ministry while Ronald Mukuma, who was minister of Labour, has been moved to Lands.

The deputy minister for Lands is Nasim Hamir while former deputy minister Tourism, Todd Chilembo is now at ministry of Justice ion the same capacity.

Sports Minister, Gabriel Namulambe is now new Minister for Presidential Affairs at State House and his position at Sports has been taken by Kenneth Chipungu, who was until today, Minister for Northwestern Province.

Mr. Chipungu will be deputized by Angela Cifire, who has maintained her position and a Dr. Kalila.

The new Gender Minister is Sarah Sayifwanda, replacing Patricia Mulasikwanda who has been dropped.

Northwestern Province has been taken over by Joseph Mulyata while Northern has been taken over by Charles Shawa who was until today Minister for Eastern province.

Boniface Kawimbe has been nominated as Member of Parliament and is Minister for Luapula province while Isaac Banda is new Minister for Eastern province.

Daniel Munkombwe, Ackimson Banda, Adons Mufalali, Mwansa Mbulakulima and Lameck Mangani have returned their positions as Ministers for Southern, Central, Western, Copperbelt and Lusaka Provinces respectively.

President Banda has also maintained Army Commander Isaac Chisuzi, Zambia Air Force Commander Samuel Mapala and Zambia National Service Commandant Raphael Chisheta.

Incoming vice president George Kunda being congratulated
Incoming vice president George Kunda being congratulated

Mr. Banda said the defence forces should be congratulated for keeping the country safe during the funeral of late President Mwanawasa and later during and after the holding of the presidential by-election.

And President Banda has stressed that the defence forces and the Zambia Police Service must ensure that no person in the country is allowed to disturb peace and stability.

He said those aggrieved about the outcome of the presidential by-election should not engage in violent activities but seek legal redress in the courts of law.

He added that the country has adequate laws that have kept the country stable in terms of peace and development.

“The worst fear for me is to see Zambians to go and seek refugee in other countries,” he said.

The President reiterated that he and his new cabinet would work extra hard to improve all economic sectors of the country in order to improve living standards of the over 11 million Zambians.

“We are anxious to get to work and be in harmony to deliver on the promises we made to the people of Zambia during our campaigns,” he said.

He congratulated Zambians for voting in a peaceful and democratic manner during the just-ended presidential by-election.

ENDS/KSH/AM/PK/ZANIS.

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404 COMMENTS

  1. People who as the surnAMES kapwepwe and musokotwane have an unfair advantage because they are bound to be given high positions just for the sake of it
    isnt this a disgrace

    It looks like a very inexperienced govt in some sectors I am not happyY

  2. Toadface has made a mistake in dropping Magande. Another mistake in showing gratitude to the old Vajinal Jackass Mwanga by keeping him in parliament.

  3. now we have the one vice president who is a lawyer, we hope things we get in a good way, since the lawyer taking up the position of the vice presidency in office. I hope we are going to have good advices for this new leaders, how will be anle to listen to the needs of the people.

  4. Magande made a mistake to run against Rupah?
    he has shown childish behaviour

    he should have been man enough to leave him
    I am sorry byt i think mr Magande will now dissapear blindly and wil probably join Sata

    How sad

    what of VJ anyone and Mr mAteyo being a neighbour of RB i saw that coming anyway

  5. This Toadface dreamed up these appointments in his longest slumber ever and just shuffled them around like a pack of cards. Why is Situmbeko Musokotwane staring at Mama Dora Siliya in such a way?

  6. What a blessing in disguise former Finance Minister Mr Ng’andu Magande.
    Thank you very much for serving Zambia as a Nation under late Dr. Mwanawasa. You did your part and now let others take it up. I am really happy for you for since the corrupt practices started being exposed in the post late Mwanawasa GRZ, I relentlessly asked you to resign on moral grounds.
    Continue doing the best that you hve done for Zambia now to the people of your Constituency. In 2011, you can go back to your party mighty UPND by God’s grace if you ll be alive. There you can appeal for possible Zambian President by challenging HH for UPND president and presidential candidate. Viva UPND,YES, we all Zambians shall.

  7. we ll wait and see,all of them lazy caps.poor guys wantn 2 get rich even rb him self.how will they stop chekeleko if there appoint poor guys to be in office

  8. Good balance but a few misplacements. I wished Mulongoti had been dropped instead of Masebo. Also Shakafuswa should have been dropped but we don’t know. Good choice of Veep as law is an anchor in Africa.
    I am sure the justice Ministry has been reserved for Saki and it will be a matter of days before this made public. Nice to see VJ back and no Chitala, But am sure Chitala will go into foreign service as pay back.

  9. How can he even thank the defense forces for keeping the country safe, when it’s in fact the peaceful nature of Zambians at work?

  10. I would argue that the worst enemy of good governance is tribal balancing in national leadership. I would say, “don’t overdo it”. Keep an eye on it, but the catch word is “don’t over do it”. Rather evaluate the potential of each candidate to either perform or ability to push a developmental agenda. The critical ministries in developing candidates are five:
    Food (agric), health (well being), creation of wealth (finance and commerce), justice (fair play) and education (literacy and technology). Here you need highly trained staff NOT politicians. If this is the case THEN throw tribal balancing out!!! That’s how I will rule Zambia in 2016. Other posts to men of integrity.

  11. He should have dropped shakufwasa
    How disgraceful to still see him thetr

    anyone knows where Mbita Chitala goes?

  12. Sylvia Masebo was dropped because she had supported the nomination of Mr Magande for the position of MMD presidential candidate. I am sad about that because it appears as though people cannot freely speak out.

  13. Now, to our President RB Banda, thank you for doing your job. We expect alot from that capable CABINET TEAM of yours to continue with the Mwanawasa legacy and development projects.
    I trust that the seasoned politician VJ Mwaanga will serve us all well as he has always done for mother Zambia.
    Good Mr President for not giving the Saki, Nawakwi and others opposition members group some jobs.
    Stay focussed on course and unite us all Zambians.
    Take care Mr President and may the good Lord bless you. Seek His guidance and you might just deliver to us all.
    I am now over and out on a Sabbath recess. Have a blessed day you all Zambias, always me: Maestro Hhehhehhehhe.

  14. RB belongs to the farm with a shovel and a stack of manure sacks in the hand. This new cabinet is not elite, apart from the new faces it’s a bunch of crooks and vagabonds. To hell with Toadface motherfcuker.

  15. This cabinet is a joke
    a mockery of people attributed to steal money in the next 3 years when we all know, some will feel they may not be there

    secondly a musleless cabinet of this magnitude in my eyes suggests that RB will deffinitely run in 2011
    anyone agrees ???????????????????

  16. I dont trust this man any more, didnt he tell the nation that he was going to keep Ngandu Magande,if he cant keep simple promises like this within a month, how can he be trusted?

  17. I LIKED MAGANDE BUT ANY ONE CAN BE FINANCE MINISTER. THE BUDGET IS PREPARED BY TECHNOCRATS IN THE MINISTRY. THEY GIVE YOU THE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS. YOU PICK THE ONE THAT IS INLINE WITH GOVERNMENT POLICY. FOR E.G. BUDGET #1 WILL GROW JOBS BUT RAISE INFLATION, BUDGET #2 WILL LOWER INFLATION BUT SHRINK JOBS. THE MINISTER WILL PICK THE BUDGET THAT DELIVERS THE PARTY MANIFESTO. THE NEXT ISSUE IS THAT OF POLITICAL CLOUT. IF HE IS POWERFUL HE CAN EXACT STRICT FISCAL DISCIPLINE WITH ALL MINISTRIES FALLING IN LINE. HERE, MAGANDE HAS BEEN WEAKENED BECAUSE HE IS NOT THE BOSS’S FRIEND. THE AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT SHOWS THAT HE FAILED TO CONTROL OVERSPEND.

  18. Time to work now. Show us what y’all got.

    Good speeches come naturally for all Zambians, Manje ati Tiyeni Tisebenze???? Kayaaah…………..

  19. Agric: Food
    Education: Literacy, finesse, civilization,ability to think through issues and generate new concepts, standards and development projects
    Health: The essence of well-being. Ability to appreciate health and well-being
    Justice: A true spirit of fairplay
    Finance: Good stewardship, extremely well exposed to global financial trends, ability to protect national wealth and a person who hates bureacracy but does not condone frivolities.
    Commerce: A man of high integrity and business savy: Very skilful and creating wealth from nothing!

    If you can find one who can do that, don’t hesitate to hire them even if they are all kaondes or Tongas. You’ll be happier to have technocrats!

  20. Same ol same ol just finished playing musical chairs. I sure dont expect much from the same ol same ol blood.
    We needed Change, i guess we just have to wait till 2011,

  21. My worry is that the overzealous pastor and former zaf commander general shikapwasha as information minister and his deputy, elijah muchima, a former shushushu, the media is under serious siege. even the lusakatimes, if it is not connected to the red brick, is doomed.

  22. I hope the appointees perform in their new / old positions. We give them three years to perform . . . . not plunder.

  23. PERMANENT SECRETARIES ARE THE ONES WHO RUN THE COUNTRY. THEY DECIDE HOW POLICY IS IMPLEMENTED. POLICY IS DECIDED AT CABINET WITH THE MANIFESTO AS A GUIDE. THE MANIFESTO IS DECIDED AT THE PARTY CONVENTION. TALKING ABOUT CONVENTIONS, HOW MANY CONVENTIONS HAS PF HAD? WHO CRAFTED THE PF MANIFESTO?

  24. magande tendered his resignation shortly after the elections. rumour is that he has been offered a job at one of the bretton woods institution.

  25. I challenge you to bring forward the five (is it six) names that have been advanced for these ministries and lets discuss them meaningfully: Prof Lungwangwa is probably fine with education. He’s bogged down with bureacracy at this stage. But I don’t know of any agenda that he has advanced to raise teaching standards; I know he has pushed forward the idea of traing teachers for science degrees at CBU starting in 2009. I give him a plus. But we want good teaching standards in primary and secondary schools. We want recapitalization of labs and recurriculation of our syllabi. Is he happy with our sch. current curriculum which is computer-deficient!?

  26. Ba RB how can you drop Magande? That man has been the best finance minister. Proper accountability of finances.And the economy has been at a peak in Mwanawasa,s gvnment and Magande as finance minister. Syvia Masebo is had working.I can smell a rat here.Maybe Magande is perceived as a hinderance.Come to pf we wil receive.RB has made a grave mistake.With the globe financial crisis Zambia is not exceptional.Hence we needed to mantain Magande.Hope the kwacha wil remain strong.

  27. So all those who openly supported Levy’s preffered candidate have been sacked?…vegence iyo!!! Its good for Magande so that his CV does not get messed up. Donor and investor confidence will dwindle and we will reach 2011 before Zambia recovers….this could be the end of MMD! Magande has my vote in whatever form he will contest…people lets give credit where its due, the man has not only made history as Zambia’s longest finance Minister but he shall be numbered among the most deligent…wishing the new cabinet the best!

  28. Food: That new guy, what is his experience with farming or enhancing farming activities or projects in farming? Has he ever run a farm before or at least been invvolve with agric-related organisations? I know Kapita has been a champion for farmers for decades. He is a good guy for that kind of thing. Is he in govt? The President himself ran a farm so I expect good agric policies from him. I will be shocked if fails after being given a golden grove!

  29. Too bad he didnt retire the 2 old Service Commanders. (ZAF and Army) thats why we wanted change coz we wanted all the retirees to be retired!

  30. ## kapembwa simbaos wife is a Doctor hez hoping she will guide him on how to run the ministry however KING GEORGE is sickly hope he survives or else the last time i was in Zed he was a sorry sight

  31. IMF fired Magande for corruption years ago.

    I’m happy Magande is fired Zambia has so many economists it’s about time he joins the unemployement list. He was so arrogant. It seems 90% are all men I would like to see more women in the ministerial posts

  32. Finance: I must confess, I don’t Dr Musokotwane. I am sure others are happy just because he brings a farmiliar name in politics to the front again. But is he really a man of integrity? Is he going to negotiate finances well for us? Is he bureaucratic or frivolous? Can somebody tell us about this guy. Is he a type who can sit in well mannered manner and take issues that affect all of us on a global platform? I want answers? Has he ever balanced an account of an organisation or helped to develop fiscal policies somewhere? Did he teach about finances? Where was he? What has he achieved? Any publications? Is he scholarly? Is he a thief? has he ever been convicted of misappropriating funds?

  33. I KNOW. I WAS IN THE SYSTEM. A MINISTER IS A HARD WORKER IF S/HE READS HER/HIS BRIEFS, ASKS RELEVANT QUESTIONS AND SIGNS THE DOCUMENTS IN TIME. I WAS INVOLVED IN PREPARING ONE OF THE BILLS IN PARLIAMENT CIRCA 2000. WE WERE SENT TO A LUXURY LODGE FOR A WEEK TO BRAIN STORM AND DELIBERATE. THE MINISTER CAME TO SEE US TWICE. AFTER THE WEEK WE DRAFTED THE PAPER, GAVE IT TO THE HONOURABLE WHO PRESENTED IT BEFORE PARLY AFTER A FEW TOUCHES BY THE LEGAL GUYS AND HEY PRESTO! IT IS LAW! THE MINISTER GETS THE CREDIT! EVEN THE SPEECHES ARE WRITTEN FOR THEM! NOW WHY CAN’T SATA BE PRESIDENT?

  34. 49
    Never give Finance ministral position to an accountant. They will know hot to steal money without either you or me knowing,

    You are better off putting sonmeone who is capable , and if they do a backhand they may easily be found out.

    This is not an organistain or a compnay where you look aT SOMEONE’S QUALIFICATION TO MAKE THEM A MINSITER
    even Vera could be a Finance minister with a good deputy, it doesnt take much.

  35. Well nobody keeps a well-jointed discussion here. You’re all funny people.
    # 50 is talking about a minister’s ability to write a speech.
    # 48 is happy magande is fired. Does not elaborate at all!
    # 47 UNDP and PF should form a pact. A disjointed blog
    # 46 worried about VJ. Just for funny, I guess. He is not serious.
    # 31 Gives a hint that Magande got a job with IMF
    # 41 He’s mourning for Magande and Silvia Masebo
    # 4 Teta should have been VP, she says.

    You guys. Learn to think through issues and show maturity if only you can give us a glimpse into the true psyche of Sata. How different are you from him?

  36. Magande is reportedly to have tendered his resignation a couple of weeks ago and it is not yet clear if Masebo who had been hospitalised for sometime has recovered.

  37. # 54. He is worried for his colleagues at Unza. I guess he ties the strikes and lack of good pay to the minister. Rather a local view, here.
    Tell us more about what he’s not done for the whole education system. How do you expect things to be? Cite an example of how he has failed the whole country. Please spare me the arguement that if you fail Unza lecturers you have failed the Nation. There are just so many ministers for failed in that manner which could be not a matter of their choice. Rather examine this minister under wider mirror and disect him in terms of primary/Sec education, setting new standards, recapitalisation of schools, good practices, collaborations with other ext. systems

  38. Its a perfect team for national healing and Zambian centrism while registering appreciation of IMF policies with rational leadership.Magande’s problem is his out copy cat IMF style leaving the most out of touch with Zambians in serious challenges.A balance between IMF dictates and what doesn’t leave Zambians out is the way to go.Dr.Situmbeko is the man that has been economic consultants to many SADC Governments a role he has played smartly in shaping their economies.Masebo is very sick in Maina soko.Mbita Chitala is coming in big next week.

  39. Dr. Musokotwane will make an excellent Finance Minister. He was actually the one who was guiding Magande all along. I know from our days together and would like to congratulate him on his appointment. well deserved indeed.

  40. Whata is Dr. Brian Chituwo going to do with agriculture? That man is a Doctor for crying out loud. Should have left him as Health Minister.

  41. #48. Inde. You are acting like Sata. Alarming everybody. That is the spirit of father bwalya (small letters), you shout loud without citing any sources for your information. My guess is that all IMF staff are open books. If they were fired due to dishonesty we can easily pick it. Just tell us the source of information. Otherwise, today when you go to sleep ask yourself a question? What makes me different to a grade 4 politician in Mutendere? Really, you don’t deserve respect for such “genuinely” african “political way” of expressing self-diffused views. You are Sata in the making. Spare the man. He deserves respect. If you can’t give it to others you will not have it too.

  42. useless cabinet to the zed children,,,,,useful to Banda only….paying back……dirty Vj has a job????????????????????? Ba pushi aba……

  43. Confused, you sound like a teacher or lecturer who ran to SA for greaner pasture…you are really confused…you want all of us to attend to your problems???? we have enough of ours!

  44. iye mwebantu twasebana,ngefi nomba bamatobo bachita?this carbinet does nt make sence to me..this man really does nt hav plans for zambia,am sure this carbinet was even made by mulongoti himself nechinankwe chi tetamafwenke.pa bwattooooooooooooo.

  45. #55 Confused.
    You see I am #74 and ‘Your comment is awaiting moderation.’ by LT just because of the name after Tom.

  46. Somebody tell me about an appointee who is supremely a decent man, a philanthropist in his own right? I want an iconic man people can look up to and find answers. I rule out VJ. He is well known for many mischievous things for which he ran prolonged court battles. Sometimes got away because of high profile appointments. He strikes me as a man who seeks political office to hide stuff under the carpet. I would not be surprised that he’s hiding something already. There was a mandrax case for which KK whipped him, there was poaching problems, he was almost indibted for drug peddling in the US and UK. By the way, does he still have a visa for the US? That guys is misplaced. He is not iconic!

  47. lets do away with deputy minister its just another high payroll for othing.. perm secs do all the job in ministries!

    ABASH the deputy minister positions!!! and why in the world do we need 2 deputies at tourism!!!!!!!! mwebantu plz!!

  48. Too bad Magande naba mayo ba masebo,now i see why ba mayo ba masebo mourned LPM like a baby she knew ati tapali icabo.Sakwiba,nawakwi,By where are you so your campaign was in vain.Ha ha ha! why did you leave great pipo like Nine Chale,Njobvu kazi,Baby C,the spectator and myself we could have helped you to revamp our economy.Anyway Our time will come.

  49. Teta strikes me as a populist. I don’t know how he rose to be where he is. I am not even keen to know. But I followed his comments when LPM died. He lacks a sense of finesse. That “darkie” is everything to anybody. He really earned that spot, didn’t he? He disrupted the mourning period by calling for early debates on succession and it was not necessary. But I guess he was pushing the chances of RB and he won his spot in RB’s heart. That was machiavellian!

  50. I KNEW VJ WOULD BE BACK.LOVE HIM OR HATE HIM.THE MAN IS A POLITICAL GENIUS.HE MANAGES TO MANOUVER AND OUT-MANOUVER ANYONE IN POLITICS.NEVER BEEN A BIG FAN BUT IM BECOMING ONE NOW FOR THE SHEER FACT THAT IT IS JUST SOAP OPERA NOW.

  51. # 79. That is hilarious! But she fainted too at some point, didn’t she? is that all due to anticipation of bad omen?

  52. #76. Confused
    CAREFUL, VJ WAS NEVER CONVICTED OF DRUG TRAFFICKING ‘UNDER ZAMBIAN LAWS.’ I THINK THIS IS A COMMONLY HELD ASSUMPTION. HE WAS REMANDED IN CUSTODY AND TRIED BUT AT THE TIME HE WAS PEDDLING METHAQUALONE (Trade name – Mandrax) IT WAS NOT A CLASSIFIED DRUG IN ZAMBIA. IT IS USED ILLEGALLY IN SOUTH AFRICA AS A RECREATION DRUG AND IS NO LONGER LEGALLY MANUFACTURED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. IT HAS BAD PRESS BUT ON ITS OWN IT IS NOT HARMFUL AT ALL. IT HAS TO BE TAKEN WITH CANNABIS TO CAUSE AN INTENDED EFFECT. HE IS NOT BLACKLISTED IN THE US. THERE IS A LOT HE HAS DONE FOR THEM, ALLEGEDLY.

  53. Two deputy ministers is a drean on local resources. Think Twice RB. I know chiluba started this practice. RB knows he is an old man and needs a young man Kunda for VP.

  54. Musokotwane is a known yes man and a non performer. Magade is smart, he knows that the world economic melt down is soon going to hit Zambia very badly when commodity prices of products like copper go down, that is when it will be clear to all that Magade and Mwanawasa give away of the mines coupled with their anti Zambia tax policies in favour of their business partners in the mines at the time of record high copper prices was not in the interest of Zambia.RB and Musokotwane will take the blame for the coming economic melt down. Even the so called window dressing development in Solwezi that has made Tetamashimba so pompous will not be there in 2011

  55. #61: where are you confused, you asked.
    #71: You sound like a teacher or lecturer..you want us to attend to your problems…we have enough of our alone.

    I used to be in an institution due to a mental breakdown in Zambia. Does that answer your question #71/61. They said I had a high IQ and there was nothing they could do about so they checked me in on a plane to another institution in Sunningside, South Africa. Fortunately I regained my sanity. The best I could do now is stop the madness and oxymoronity here from people who act like Sata while they pass as frustrated electorates, damn!

    I will be honored if you all act nice and don’t send me back to the institution. Confused?

  56. Will VJ last the 3 years in office or are my eyes deceiving me coz what i see on TV and in the papers scares me or is it only me???
    E. Mateyo – Ambassador to Somalia / Good posting, let him die of hunger out there!

  57. #87. Lewanika
    THAT IS NOT BEING SMART. IT IS COWARDLY. TO SERVE ONLY WHEN THE GOING IS EASY IS SELFISH. IF HE WAS TRULY PATRIOTIC, THIS WOULD BE THE TIME THE COUNTRY NEEDED HIM AND HE WOULD BE THERE FOR IT. MAGANDE IS NOT SELFIS AND HE IS PATRIOTIC. HE LEFT A WELL PAYING JOB FOR THIS. THIS TIME ROUND, HE HAS JUST BEEN FIRED AND I KNOW WHY. RB CAMPAIGNED TO BRING PETROL PRICES DOWN AND MAGANDE REFUSED SAYING, IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN SOON. THEY DIFFERD SO ONE HAS TO GO. SORRY!

  58. First of all i wish to say am so delighted to note that George Kunda has been appointed Veep,he is so intelligent & hardworking,it’s also good that Banda has maintained Kunda as Legal Minister as the Veep usually doesn’t do much apart from covering the President so it’s a good decision.I think Kunda will lead the govt in Parliament very well.In my opinion,Banda has chosen a good team bearing in mind he still had to work with MP’s he already found apart from a few nominations.I don’t know about Liato being Labour Minister,he’s too immature although he has some experience as union leader when he worked for ZESCO but hopefully he’s gained some experience having been Deputy at Labour.

  59. # 87. You almost had me jump out of my skin. So: this guy is not a performer, huh? And he’s supposed to take care of our money? Now that doesn’t sound good, does it? I ‘ll be sick over the weekend. I am so worried about Musokotwane and I will try to dig out as much info about him as possible. We have an untested shrimping boat captain, damn it!

  60. thanks LT for allowing us express our views on different issues affecting us as Zambians in and around the world,
    but its very shamefull that some of us can not comment in a right way as zambians who ‘call’or rather claim ourselves as christians like #26. even though we think RB won through ‘corrupt’ means, let us respect him as our president instead of expressing our ignorance.
    may God bless our leaders and my peace loving country ZAMBIA.

  61. DID YOU KNOW? IF YOU WRITE THE ABBREVIATED FORM OF DIXON, LT EXCLUDES YOUR CONTRIBUTION? I CANNOT WRITE TOM, Delta India Charlie Kilo AND HARRY!!!

  62. #89. So you reckon it was about reducing cost of fuel down, huh? That tackled the former finance minister out. Hmm sounds simplistic to me and Magande should have known that Brent crude oil prices have sunk well over 50%. So why the hassle? The price should come down according to market principles. I guess he wanted to balance off the books after that earlier detour, right? So: Magande stuck it up to balance the books than please the electorate. I guess one has to go then! Too bad. It sounds abnormal like animal brain craks! wow!

  63. i will be running a petition next week against two D/ Minister per ministry. i will need you signatures. I will advise on the site

  64. Although Dr Chituwo’s move to Agric sounds odd,i still feel he is gonna do a good job as he is a hardworker,the most important thing about is that Banda has appointed the right people in critical Ministries especially Finance.Dr Situmbeko is capable of even doing better than Magande,i think him & Mutati will continue improving the economy of Zambia.
    Interesting to note that Vera Chiluba & Levy’s best friend George Mpombo still continue in Banda’s Cabinet,basically,Banda is somehow saying thank you,there are so many of Levy’s closest that have been maintained.I wish i could find more info about Shakafuswa,how has he managed to remain in govt,maybe he’s hardworking besides being vocal.

  65. RB how come you left me after we rigged elections together. is this how you could be bad. ok when you steal through some at the back coz am on you back.

  66. 92. Confused
    The new Finance Minister has had experience at a high level just like Magande,i think he is a better choice than Mutati who most of us thought would be the next Finance Minister.Dr Musokotwane has a heavy CV,here are some of his old jobs,he has been Deputy Governor of BOZ,Deputy Secretary to Cabinet,Secretary to the Treasury & Economic Advisor to the President etc

  67. Seriously speaking guys, who is bothered? 5 months from now we will be hearing about people being dropped.

  68. Then SATA said, ‘Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot, Take thou what course thou wilt!’ and there was looting and burning in Kitwe.
    THE END

  69. # 103. Okay that probably says something. Who was he advisor to? LPM or FJTMC? or KK? The deputy governor of BoZ is cool. But those state house posts, who have them to him? LPM or what? I appreciate what you’re showing me right now.

  70. Magande never worked for the IMF. Stop making up stories, stick to the facts. What do you get out of making up stories, grow up!

  71. dr situmbeko musokotwane is a technocrat just like dr kalombo mwansa, both former unza lecturers. i doubt if dr mwansa has transformed himself well into a politician and be able to address cadres on anthills. him addressing students in NELT at UNZA was quiet a challenge all those years ago although he knew his stuff.

  72. I js dnt get the reasoning of havin two dep.ministerz in almst al the ministries,ths is too much govt expdture..perm.secs and provincial dep.ministerz cn represent govt.nt ths kind of political job creations.

  73. Dear KCM indians that the Cabinet is in place start signing Orders. Alot of files are on hold from the time Levy was Sick. The Cobra is in the Cage. Try to do things different this is your last chance. The Cage will not hold the Cobra forever.

  74. # 83. I yield my sword back into the shear. Actually, I never said he was tried and convicted. I merely conjured up memories of long court battles. Mr Mwaanga took advantage of the poor narcotics laws in Zambia at the time. How do they all fall for him? I think I must begin by congratulating him. KK appointed him almost 6 times! FTJ appointed him twice! LPM appointed him once! RB once! The man is clever. Maybe he deserves a “crap”.

  75. i thought ng’andu peter magande worked as secretary general at the ACP, was at one time zanaco MD, was ps. he also has a rich cv.

  76. #106 He was advisor to late LPM.Those State House posts you’re writing off are the most important,never mind the position of Presidential Affairs Minister,it is useless infact it shouldn’t be there coz we have the Vice President.All past Secretaries to the Treasury & Economic Advisors to the President have not been lay men,they have all been high achievers not just within govt but nationally,it takes one with guts to do those jobs,they are critical.

  77. #109 Mwandi naine I don’t understand its rubbish.Bushe Pa zed who has cursed our leaders kanshi? I mean they can use the same money they are paying these Deputies to build schools/hospitals in rural areas or buy relief food for our pipo who are dying in villeges.
    Oh God impart some sense in our leaders.

  78. VJ Mwaume. Came back from retirement to serve the 4th zed president. VJ confuse Chiluba Levy Kept him for Rigging. Levy did not need him in his second term. RB do the same. But give him alot of security. His the enemy of the people.

  79. #114. I agree. But we really wouldn’t tell what kind of advise the sitting president asks for. We know the daily chores at the bank of Zambia. The bank is a true leverage of monetary stewardship’ they monitor and implement policy instruments from internal and external. They have physical appreciation of fiscal policies. The advisory part to the president sounds like a mental block to me because it is a black box. Those guys are dummies and wouldn’t tell if they got the correct advice. They want to hear what makes them feel real good, and I guess every Tom Boy can do that. VJ was an advisor too, right? Jokes aside, was he really?

  80. Hope u c tht the new vp is nt in the best shape heatlth wise..im disapointd wth the vegence RB has shown n magande and masebo..Obama has offered to keep Defnse sec.Gates,thts gud politics pipo,nt so lyk here!And again,abolish those two dep.ministerships,itr wastin money.

  81. Kunda as VP will not last, the man is not well. I’m sure he will be replaced soon but good choice RB. I think the post is designed to cool down the bemba force for now. We will see changes after a few months especially towards 2011.

  82. Im more concerned about how the civil service will work under this new cabinet. There the ones who misappropriate national resources either alone or with ministers. Watch the property they acquire from a meager salary

  83. Ba LT, you forgot to include what bashikulu ba Banda said about Ministry of Energy and Water Development. Is Kenneth Konga still the minister there or what? amalaiti namenshi nayashupa ku zed. It should be called Ministry of lack of water and no energy. What is happening with the ministerial position. It is of keen interest to us.

  84. NOTHING MUCH TO SAY ABOUT THE APPOINTMENTS AND DISPLACEMENTS.
    ALL I SEE IN SOME DROPPINGS IS THAT HATRED WILL NEVER STOP..OUR BELOVED AND HARD WORKING(A PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL)MAGANDE HAS BEEN DROPPED JUST FOR CHALLENGING RB-YOU WOULD TELL FROM CAMPAIGNS THAT RB WAS HATE WITH LPM’S PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE-MAGANDE DIE HARD SUPPORTER MASEBO ALSO CHACKED OUT–SAD INDEED.THERE IS FREEDOM OF CHOICE MR BANDA-THESE PEOPLE CONCEDED DEFEAT AND JOINED YOUR JOB SEEKERS IN CAMPAIGNS,NOW EVEN WHEN THEY HAVE WORKED HARD FOR ZAMBIA YOU DECIDE TO KICK THEM..OK FINE..THIS IS YOUR WAY-NOW YOU DONE WITH THIS,GET TO WORK AND WE SHALL WATCH THE LIKES OF KAPWEPWE AND MUSOKOTWANE,WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE

  85. Mwe bantu, Magande has never worked for the IMF. He once worked as Secretary General of the Africa Carribben Pacific (ACP) headquartered in Brussels, Belgium for one term (4 yrs) and his contract was never renewed because of his usual arrogance. Vote Rigger bravo, you have all the data about boma operations. I agree with most of your contributions.

  86. Magande happened to be in the right place at the right time. Any Joe Blogg could have been plucked from any compound and done as good a job as he did, what with the high copper prices and all. Its just the arrogance of the man knew no bounds. Wasnt he the one who said when asked about those exorbitant proposed cabinet salaries ” What is a few billion kwacha but just a point zero zero percent of our budget” When he made that statement with an arrogant grin on his face, I knew then that the Man had to go!

  87. #119 Am not talking about those Private Secretaries to the President,those are the President’s personal workers for private matters & they don’t need any qualifications,remember even Muteteka,the late LPM’s nephew(in law) was appointed Private Secretary when he was a nobody before Levy became President.
    The Advisors am talking about are the Economic Advisor,Political Advisor etc,those are professional people who brief the President on many issues including recommeding appointments for certain positions including the position BOZ Governor who supervises the Banks you’re talking about.
    Don’t know about VJ having been an Advisor but beside his dirty past,he’s got vast experience in govt.

  88. #123. Kalaluka
    What do you mean Kunda is not well,i think such malicious rumours should not be brought in the public domain,Kunda is an intelligent & hardworking man,Levy appointed him as Justice Minister & Attroney General,Banda has appointed him Veep & Justice Minister,you think he’s an ordinary man,he ain’t no failure,he is highly regarded to be trusted to be given such powerful positions,2 positions at the same time for one person is not a joke!

  89. Its just unfortunate,Magande N is out.Anyway those are public seats and offices open to anyone who is capable.But i hope we will not live to regret and miss.
    VJ was dropped and retired by Dr Mwanawasa,Having a closer look at him you can tell Levy stopped seeing the potential in VJ any more. Today VJ is back in the government again. Does this mean that there are no people serve in this P.I.G? That man is (old)now.
    Once more Magagnde and Masebo well done. You did your best and its out of jealous and hatred that all this happened. Go well and and believe me when light comes in your life from God no one will put it off.God Bless and the rewards are yours by God.

  90. True Magande didnt ansa th pipo of zambia wel wen askd abt the proposd salary increases for them..bt u knw in politics,u must always b careful even wth th litle things u do o say..to hm we say,al the best mudala..

  91. Most of you guys have been opening your big mouths like hippos,talking against Sata.But when you get to analise critically one by one,u wil eventually admitt that these mediocre ministers wil not perform.Just wait and see,these are proper Unip times. Dont just open your beaks against Sata.Ask yourselves why do even the educated Support him.Bakabwa!

  92. You guys have you noticed that RB,s step is not a presidential one? The man looks finished when he is walking.Dora Siliya has failed to perform,but he has mantained her.A banch of Dander heads,who wil just syphone the national treasury.

  93. RB needs to hire a good physcian soon or else we gonna be voting again. the dude looks finished. no wonder he cant stay awake!! the clock is ticking….tick..tack…

  94. SITUMBEKO MUSOKOTWANE IS MORE QUALIFIED THAN THAT ARROGANT MAGANDE. HE IS A TECHNOCRAT AND WAS AT BANK OF ZAMBIA THEN TREASURY SECRETARY THEN LPM TOOK HIM TO STATE HOUSE. OUR MONEY WILL BE WELL LOOKED AFTER. CHILESHE KAPWEPWE IS A CAPABLE PROFESSIONAL LADY AND DAUGHTER OF THE GREAT KAPWEPWE. VIVA ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION. KUNDA IS A GREAT CHOICE. HE IS A PATRIOTIC ZAMBIAN WHO WILL ENSURE ZAMBIA GETS A NEW CONSTITUTION BEFORE 2011

  95. #130, if you cant tell a sick man when you see one, ocha mufwila! Kunda is half past dead!, look at his red lips, kwati chipato.

  96. Syvia Masebo had to go, not because she wasnt a good minister, truth be told she was one of the better ones on the Cabinet. The reason is that she is the GF of The Post’s MD, Malupenga, and I dont see how RB would want his meetings being dissected during their pillow talks youknowhattamean….

  97. Listening to the President present his cabinet, was the most boring thing i have experienced in Zambian politics…all those minions paraded in the name of delivery and yet is purely a scratch my back since i did the same for you…

  98. Rumor has it that Magande didn’t want to be part of this govt because to him “he does not want to get his hands soiled with dirty since he knows little about Banda’s position on corruption fight”. However the appointment of Musokotwane is a perfect replacement. The missing link is who goes to Permanent Secretary of Treasury. If he can appoint Evans Chibiliti as permanent secretary to treasury with Fundanga at BOZ and Musokotwane as minister of finance it will be a fantastic team. The other rumor is that Banda did not see the point in appointing any high profile person from southern province because whatever happens he thinks MMD will not get votes there. I hope he is not punishing tongas

  99. Just wait and see, I think it’s old beef, remember when masebo was told she was beautiful by livingstone deputy minister? Banda did not agree to that fact and it was a heated petty debet in the post aguing that he would not have fallen for masebo as he was married to a young wife….

  100. 142, you are very right, infact the Magende thing started when he disputed the printing of more kwacha during the campaign period…as for the southern MPs, the President sees these guys as liabilities to the party and government as a whole…like you have pointed he feels MMD can not win in Southern…very tribal if you ask me…as for Nevers Mumba and the other guys who supported him, watch and see how they are going to be posted in the foreign service…

  101. OH MY GOD TOADFACE HUMPTY DUMPTY HOW COULD U RESURRECT THIEVES LIKE VJ,MULYATA,TETA,MULONGOTI TO MENTION BUT A FEW.U R A DISGRACE BAMUDALA AM EVEN ASHAMED TO CALL U MY PRESIDENT.AM GLAD THE WESTERNERS HAVE LEARNT IT THE HARDWAY.HEY LOZIS WAKE UP AND SUPPORT PA BWATO
    YOURS WITH TEARS

  102. My Zambia,my zambia what has befallen you!!
    Ladies and Gentlemen please let us help our Leaders in any way possible,when are we going to learn?????
    Look at the elections in the states,Obama is likely to appoint Hillary and Mccain the people who said alot of rubbish about him!!!
    How do you decide to drop a minister of finance who has done so well just like that????
    We are disturblising the econmical factors with our eyes open!!!
    Now Red Lip is the veep,the man who has been taking charge of the constitution review has also been uprooted,so it neans new appointments and starting afresh,haha Oh my zambia Toad face has done it again,watch the space they are just warming up!!!
    A total mess.

  103. PA ZED WE WILL SOON BE LIKE ZIMBABWE.HOW ON EARTH ARE WE GOING TO BE LEAD BY PLUNDERS
    MAYO INE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  104. #6. But this is what I talk about. Magande is genuinely a hard working person. But he has been dropped because he challenged rb. This is what kills Africa. A white guy will not drop you if you have got something to offer, and he knows it. Loyalty is one terrible cancer in Africa. No matter how stvpid you are you will always have a job if u r loyal. Don’t get me wrong. It happens evrywhere. But, in industrialized countries they do it very objectively, and not on the expense of economic prosperity and frastrating hard workers. But what do you expect from dunderhead politicians of africa, anyway?

  105. Is this how slow it is this time, had it been during the comments would have been fighting to get on the thread…Today am blogging from somewhere far from home, left around 16hrs, my leave has began and am ready to enjoy…I will try by all means to stay away from the blog, so that i can enjoy my leave…

  106. MAGANDE TRIED PIPO LETS BE HONEST. NOT UNTIL WE LOST HIS EX SC L.P MWANAWASA DID WE SEE HIS HARD WORK.NOW WAIT UNTIL WE BECOME LIKE ZIMBABWE SHALL WE REGRET.

  107. TALK TALK ALL CHEAP TALK INDEED MOST OF THOSE APPOINTED MINSTERS ARE JUST LAZY FAT BASTDRDS, LOOK AT HOW THEY BECOME FAT AFTER THEY GET IN2 POWER.SATA WOULD HAVE DONE THE RIGTH THING FEED A POOR ZAMBIAN LIKE ME AND PUT MONEY IN MY POCKET.

  108. IT HAS TAKEN ZAMBIAS BEST PRESIDENT MWANAWASA TO BRING OUT THE WORST PRESIDENT SO FAR TOAD FACE. KANSHI THIS COUNTRY.RECYCLED CLOWNS – VJ, BONIFACE KAWEMEMBE, tata lesa mumulu……

    KA MACHILA NAKO, SERVES HIM RIGHT for lack of foresight….mona akano be ka tetamashimba.

    thank god, katele, chitala, mabenge and the like have not bounced back……Nawakwi, sakwiba, nevers, ngondo may all be taken to foriegn service i guess.

    yaba. thank god am Obama’s sis, i can go to AMELICA anaytime.

  109. RB well done. Kunda may be VEEP until new constitution is passed. He does not like a 2011 candidate. Musokotwane is a good choice. My worry is that Chibiliti at State House should be a temporary measure whilst awaiting a posting to Cabinet Office as a replacement for Secretary to the Cabinet.

    The key will be to promote atleast 10 bright directors as PSs and remove LPMs bootlickers and Maureens family tree. We need a civil service that is professional and objective.

  110. AM TOLD SYLVIA MASEBO WAS DROPPED DUE TO MEDICAL REASONS. I AGREE, IT WOULD BE TOO MUCH FOR HER TO WAIT WHILE THE LOWERING OF THE BODIES ARE DONE FOR SOME NEWLY APPOINTED INDIVIDUALS: george kunda and his lips, VJ and his ear or lymph nodes, Toad face, etc

  111. On Magande’s omission from RB’s cabinet, those who care to remember, Joe Biden, Obama’s running mate, said some of the most uncomplemntary things about Obama when they were both in the presidential race in the initial stages before he dropped out. Obama, however, realised his potential and nominated him. MAGNANIMITY!

  112. #75 CONFUSED. Thats what I say. Its about standards. If someone like VJ who has been involved in all sorts of criminal offences can be appointed to hold a public office and people are mute, borders on the lack of standards in a country. Zambians are fed with any rubbish and they enjoy it. In America or Britain, can one hope to win a presidential/prime ministerial election if s/he start with bribing the electorate? One is simply sunk. But, in Zambia we have very low standards such that rb can even be elected as republican president. ZAMBIA TWASEBANA.

  113. #57, Bradford machila is the guy between George Kunda and Dora Siliya in the picture above. From the smile, you can tell that he has been retained. He hasn’t been mentioned as one of the four cabinet ministers dropped.

  114. Live magande alone,he was only poached by levy after long hard search. Its TIME for him to go and do other things.The man is highly qualified to get better a job than politics.If you know nothing, better keep mute.You dirty chaps,MWAAKUNDA MANYOKWE.

  115. BUTI MULA LANDA KWENA, DO WE ZAMBIANS ONLY APPRECIATE WHEN WE LOSE A LEADER, i KNOW IT’S TRUE, YES TOAD FACE, AM GLAD AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO NOTICED, LYMPH NODE? I COMMEND HIM FOR HAVING THE NERVE TO EVEN BE ON TV PINK LIPS ARE IN FASHION– WHAT AM I SAYING, lETS JUST SUPPORT THE GOVT NOW COS WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE, WHATS DONE IS DONE AND WE SEEM TO HAVE NO CONTROL OVER, 2011 WE PUT IN HH PERIOD!!!

  116. Iam very convinced RB was not the one who made most if not all the appointments. He came out very careless inconsistent and like he was being forced to do things. The Tetas, Mpombo formula seemed to have a direct hand. this is why am very worried coz i know we Teta and Mpombo will be ruling us and these are condemned politicians. Atleast we have been seemingly been spared from mulongoti. i feel there has been alot misplacement in most of these appointments. Anyway we hope for the best as we await for Dr Nevers Mumba’s payback, the man did alot of work for RB durimg the Campaigns. Pliz RB help him!!!!

  117. # 150 I agree with you. magande achieved many things including HIPC COMPLETION POINT.Others have shot memory,stop speculating then and go sleep.

  118. Tentamashimba – finally got a cabinet post despite being ignored by Levy. His strength is his mouth – but he is likely to be short on delivery.

    Liato – former ZCTU Vice President and UNDP defector. He is young, and needs to work on his vaious shortcoming associated with being in the unions. He has been broughtb in to sort out the unions.

    Chipungu was a DC under LPM b4 going to NW as deputy Minister. Unknown maverick. Mwale at mines is a trained mining engineer, being an insider may help him in familiar ministry

  119. Recycling failure is hardly a change neither is it progress. The error of ba ntobamabwe is long gone but we RB is bringing it back and now we have handed the land and resources to the East!!

  120. VJ#161 in a way i doubt that Machila will get a good position, infact it may be a dmotion. remember that Machila was the only cabinet minister who spoke against other ministers about the mwanawasa legacy and his successor, machila openly supported magande and mama maureen mwanawasa. He will be lucky if he is given chef at statehouse.

  121. Magande and Masebo must quickly began handovering their ministries to the new ministers. Obama has set up a transition team and the outgoing chaps needs by thursday next to clean up their desks and do a houdini

  122. This is a lesson to all Zambians. This is why need the Vice President to be an elected position. The two ministers (like them or not) who seemingly did their jobs (Magande and Masebo) are dropped. Clearly, this is a case of revenge or as #165 appropriately points out, someone else pulling the strings.

  123. I cannor believe that so many of you think the cabinet as named is a good thing for the country, nothing good ever comes from tribalism and curruption. mark my words, this country will be plundered within the next few years.

  124. There are scared of me that i will challenge them in 2011.They want katele for MMD in 2011.Wait and see want wil happen to Zambian economy in the next two years.Wina asalila.Nway i prepared 2009 bubget and i wil make sure proper handover.”WATALUMBA MUBWA”

  125. 1. Minister of Defence Hon. George Mpombo, MP 2. Minister of Finance and National Planning Hon. Situmbeko Musokotwane ( Nominated MP) Chileshe Kapwepwe Nominated MP Deputy 3. Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Kalombo Mwansa, MP 4. Minister of Health Hon. Kapembwa Simbao, MP 5. Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Kabinga Pande, MP 6. Minister of Agriculture & Co-operatives Hon. Dr Brian Chituwo, MP 7. Minister of Justice Hon. George Kunda, MP and also Vice president 8. Minister of Local Government and Housing Hon. Tetamashimba, MP 9. Minister of Gender and Development, Hon. Sara Safiyanda, MP 10. Minister of Commerce, Trade & Industry Hon. Felix Mutati , MP 11. Minister of Communication and

  126. Minister of Communication and Transport Hon. Dora Siliya, MP 12. Minister of Community Development and Social Services Hon.
    Michael Kaingu, MP
    13. Minister of Education Hon. Prof. Geofrey Lungwangwa, MP 14. Minister of Energy and Water Development Hon. Kenneth Konga, MP 15. Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Hon. Ronie Shikapwasha, MP 16. Minister of Labour and Social Security Hon. Austin Lyato, MP 17. Minister of Lands Hon. Bradford Machila, MP 18. Minister of Mines and Minerals Development Hon. Manswel Mwale, MP 19. Minister of Science, Technology and Vocational Training Hon.
    Peter Daka, MP
    20. Minister of Sport, Youth and Child Development Hon. Kenneth Chipung

  127. 20. Minister of Sport, Youth and Child Development Hon. Kenneth Chipungu, MP 21. Minister of Tourism, Environment, Natural Resources Hon.
    Cathrine Namugala, MP
    22. Minister of Works and Supply Hon. Mike Mulongoti, MP

    23.Chief whip VJ Mwaanga

  128. All of you who are celebrating Statutory Rapist Banda’s new cabinet will soon realize the reality of incompetence, Banda to me is no better than George Bush and we all know how that one is playing out. I am truly sorry for the people of Zambia, starting with the 300 or so that works for me as I am pulling out and moving my businesses to Botswana. I cannot continue to pay taxes to a corrupt Government my conscience will not allow it.

  129. ## 130 dont doubt 123 when were you last in zed Kunda is sick jst that he has money or else he could have been history or maybe hez your relative sorry touch not the annointed

  130. Magande’s hands have been found with many legislated big dollar value public funds commitments to friends’ enterprises.Among many is Zambian Airways which got millions of unsecured US Dollars from Development Bank of Zambia at Magande’s arrangement and irregular instructions.The Post’s overzelous investments have been literally funded on Magande’s mere words to public institutions.He has been fould also to be the conduit of state secrete information act to the Post a serious prosecutable bleach of his oath.More is at on files by screeners.The sale of ZANACO and KCM at US$25 million instead of US$3 billion give away were both done on big illegal arranged commissions.

  131. Magande’s hands have been found with many unlegislated big dollar value public funds commitments to friends’ enterprises.

    “Unlegislated”

  132. You cannot keep one minister for too long in same portfolio.Its too dangerous.If anything, Magande was more driven by Dr.Musokotwane and Chibiliti.Musotwane is the best brain on economic matters.No minister is indispensable anyway.

  133. Observer #181: have you nothing to talk about? For the past 3 months the only thing that comes out of your mouth is “a noun, a verb and Zambian Air Lines” please stop boring us with old stories and find something else to talk about, it is old news; besides if the Former Finance Minister was so wrong to try and help the Air lines then all the world leaders are also wrong to be helping their air lines, banks, car companies etc.

  134. 181 you seem to hate Magande, his he the father that disowned you? or did he knock up your mother and then walk away? lol find somthing else to talk about please….

  135. I liked Sylvia Masebo. She did a good job. Too bad. If she had to stand for president, I could most definitely root for her.

    Anyway, I have 2 questions.

    1. What about VJ??

    2. When is govt forcefully selling the POST Newspaper. I am ready to buy.

  136. 186 keep dreaming… if Banda touch the post he is going down… remember what hapened to Mugabe when he started messing with the free press….?

  137. Observer #181: Another correction to your misinformation, no company in Zambia is worth US$3 billion, the entire economy of Zambia is worth only US$ 11 to 15 Billion so please do your homework before you open your trap. It is people like you that cheer for losers like Banda and his band of Scum. It is that sort of ignorance that fosters corruption. You and you darling Banda are both uninformed and incompetent. My advice to you is that you keep you ignorance to yourself.

  138. Its not an issue of touching any thing but statutory legislation of media codes and ethics coming by parliament.I have no doubt parliament is passing them this session sooner than later.It will be a law that every media house is signed to. Also Government besides the state media hosuses will no longer be peddling private media houses with unlegislated incentives the Post has been receiving in millions since 2006.Its time for them to stand on their own.

  139. 185 Onlooker,

    Learn some manors and debating skills to take me on.Insults and derogatorise are not of my class.how can i be a foster Child of magande when i’m his age mate? You mean you can’t just argue your case without insults?

  140. Good Magande is gone,I think he just grew big headed,I lost repspect for him when I read his comments in the one of the papers,’we ll continue borrowing as long as we need developmental projects to continue.’Sad a statement for a finance minister.Go and continue borrowing magande.No vision.

  141. 190 since you know so much about how to fix Zambia’s problems, instead of stay in America and praying for health care why don’t you repatriate to Zambia (that is if you are Zambian) and suffer with the rest of them as Banda will see to that. Besides you will not complain as Banda is your man…incompetence and all.

  142. The best we can do is to privatise this government(possibly lease it to the Chinese)coz it looks like we have no direction as a country. The current crop of leadership is the same recycled stuff that has manifested its total ignorance on issues of governance. If we can’t find quality leaders in all the 9 provinces then let us hire South Africa to show as the way! Useless!!!!!!!!

  143. More than ever…MMD will face a down fall at next election…just recyle positions without proper education background…to bad rural voters put zambia in another crisis…

  144. 192 Biko:
    Every country and company in the world borrows money to operate their day to day business, even the great big U.S.A. and China so please if that is all you have as a measure of one’s ability to set policy you have nothing.
    Onlooker: I am really disappointed to learn that you are a senior citizen and still have not learnt what good fiscal policy is, I am not saying that Magande has no flaws, all humans do; all I am saying is that I had worked with Magande when he was Secretary General at ACP and I was an Officer at the World Bank and I have not know him to be a thief nor is he a corrupt person. So if you have facts to the contrary please enlighten us all.

  145. Jesus Christ in Heanven above. Vera Chiluba as Tourism Deputy Minister. Vera Chiluba!!!! It is enough to make you change your citizenship.

  146. As I said from the first day when Banda started buying votes amongst Ministers to become party candidate, nothing good can come from this man and now it is out there for all to see. curruption is good only for nothing. the worst is yet to come.

  147. It seems that anyone who would have won this election would have faced the predicament of not having a good choice to pick a cabinet from, looking at the make up of our parliament. We need to start demanding a higher calibre of leaders i.e MP’s, councillors, church leaders, professional and social groups, sports fraternities et al. We need to re-socialize, re-educate, re-invigorate the masses. We need to elevate our ambition and then re-assert our aspirations so that potential leaders are scrutinised to ensure they reflect our hopes. Until we take ourselves seriously and begin to act like it any joker will rate their chances of running our affairs highly.

  148. How can you appoint people like TETA & SHAKA sure?

    These chaps are empty tins who are only good at rhetoric with no substance. When are we going to learn to appoint people who really deserve the jobs? We can learn from Americans who really scrutinise and check backgrounds before making appointments and even then congress has to approve! We cannot have a situation were people are appointed to position of power simply bcoz they are owed favours! Lets wise up as a country, these politicians are getting fat out of average citizens hard work, this is the 21st century man.

    The only good appointment is that of George Kunda! His unique and dedicated to his job!

  149. I thought it would be an entirely new cabinet, but no Rupiah is using recycled politicians. I really thought he would show he’s his own man by bringing a lot of new faces to his cabinet, but his basing his presidency on his predecessor’s legacy. Forget Levy, be your own man!
    We appreciated what Mwanawasa did, but its your turn now.

  150. I dont see how anyone would expect an entirly new cabinet when he had the same mps as the late president to pick from. he can only norminate a few to appoint them and he cant do that straight away i am sure there are positions that are under consideration, remeber the appointments today are only as a result of the tesion that is being forced in the country.

  151. Surely you should reward people who understood your message and stood by you to sell you to the electorate. There is nothing wrong with that.
    The worst cabinet Zambia ever had was the one Chiluba appointed after the three terms debacle. Do you rememmber any of those names today? I think this is a good cabinet. Shaka is relted to LPM so RB is returning the favour to the family. Everyone needs friends, even bad ones.

  152. It is sad that Masebo & Magande have been dropped though i heard last week that magande had resigned. Lets not condemn before we see these guys work.One reality is there is nothing we can do.IOf you put a leader in power you trust that he wil do what you expected him to do to deliver whether we voted for him or not he is now president for the nation and we cant change that even after the recount as result must! show the same.All we can do is to support him during his tenure in office to ensure stability.Look at Bostwana the Political party runing the country has been in power since independence in 1965.And its the best economy in Africa with democracy we can aspire.Lets Give RB a chance.

  153. No confidence in this government of men.There are too many deputy ministers appointed to serve in one ministry.why two deputy ministers in some ministries? thus waste of money.

  154. to be honest i didnt expect such a great cabinet from RB. he has tried really. some of you are just loud mouths attacking Musokotwane even before you read his CV. Magande is not irreplaceable and its just common sense that you dont keep your enemy at a sensitive ministry like that. As for Teta every Government needs people like him. he is the only one who said he would resign if he failed to deliver Northwestern. He is a freind indeed and you expect banda to send him to the farm?

  155. You people this Magande was too clean to be kept near corrapt guys like VJ. I knew that Magande would not stay because he was against these exorbitant expenditures of Image builders for rb. Anyway he did well to resign since he is not a politician he was just appointed by LPM to be Finance minister. Infact, some people have too much money as such they need to rest and chew what they worked for. We knew the man was not corrupt because he had a stand in life. Actually we should not mourn for him, he should rest now and concentrate on his constituancy or join his former party upnd.

  156. It surprises me that Zambians are satisfied with mediocrity. The countries that have made it have tapped on people who actually have an intimate understanding of particular portfolios and they are kept in those portfolios, not shuffled about every time a president feels threatened. Chituwo for example is best left at Health. Why take him to Agriculture. That argument on technocrats does not stand. Obama will not appoint anyone as Secretary of state who does not understand foreign affairs, nor will he appoint a secretary of health with no understanding on health matters. This habit of appeasement must stop. This is why we will always remain a backward little country. Govt is about service

  157. This is tragic, Banda is old with one leg in the grave while Kunda is clearly sick. With Kunda, its another Mushota story where colossal sums of tax payers’ money will be spent to keep him in shape. Mark my word, we will within the next one year be in for another funeral.

  158. VJ WHO WAS IN HOSPITAL WITH AN EAR OR IS IT RIGGER PROBLEM HAS BOUNCED BACK SAME OLD EXPIRED, OFF THE SHELF JOHNSON. MIRACULOUSLY HE IS WELL AND STILL DOING IS BIT OF BEING THE BEST RIGGER SINCE 1964… HOW TERRIBLE FOR NAWAKWI AND SAKI PROBABLY THEY WILL BE GOING TO FOREIGN SERVICE AS PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORS ON HOW TO BECOME A ONE PARTY STATE QUICKLY… NEVERS?

  159. RB was not sincere when he called on the opposition to work with him. How else to demonstrate this than through dropping Magande? And what the heck happened to tribal balancing? Fcuking nonsense! Clean Up the electoral process!

  160. I don’t really understand why the heck some people have been returned to power, I thought the President would hire new or young people with fresh minds and ideas to be in his cabinet…. anyway ni pa ZEED but it’s ok.

  161. Am shocked. Am “word-strapped-off” if such a word does exist. Am surprised.

    Is that all the crap Toadface Shrek Nyama Soya has managed to assemble? Whats with the two deputies? We dont need that crap. Its a bunch of highly undeserving rats that we’ve ever seen around.

    I thought retiring meant RETIRING and not “off the job for now” because someone has been sucked. VJ back from retirement. I guess he never retired. He’s been brought back so that he riggs a second term of Shrek Toadface. Alas he wont be around then because he’s run out of steam. To be precise, VJ will die by 2011. For those with the eyes…

  162. Am also shoched at how the President went on to select the inspector general of police, surely it would have been much better if he picked a degree holder from uniza

  163. Osadabwa banzanga ndiye masiku aya.Retired rejected recycled politician Vernom Juju (VJ) has been paid back by Rejected Banda (RB)as chief whip for yet conducting another successfull fraudulant election.Remember he went to SA during the ballot printing in the name of operation but only to see a bandage at the back of his head.The question all of us are asking is why bring back someone who with his own lips and tongue confessed that he has resigned from active politics?When are the young people going to be Chief whip,IG,ambassadors and so forth if keep on bringing back retired personel.Oh it’s three years of deep sleep.Viva Sata Viva PF Pabwatooooooooooooooo!

  164. #226: Do u think RB is a ‘degree holder’ himself? He has these degrees u acquire when u hold some position in govt or companies! So he cannot think like u (I hope u have a degree).

  165. 213.Sharp Shooter Makani

    I agree with you that putting minister in ministries where they have no specialization does not make sense! It looks to me like RB put names in a box and called out Agriculture ministry and Chituwo’s name came out of the box! That’s why developed countries have no respect for our governments, its f*** ridiculous.

    From kings with powerful respected kingdoms to these so called useless governments; you have to congratulate the white man for having colonized us to the point where surely even common sense was taken away!

  166. this looks like a cabinet of appeasiment. i can bet you a damn dollar this is very temporal cabinet constituted out of slumber. the real cabinet is coming soon before the end of 2009.

  167. Magande in this day and age argued he was ANNOINTED; people with such minds should never be allowed anywhere near power.
    Cabinet alone will achieve little,let us all do our best for mother land.
    If I was RB I would have fired Magande mid way my installation ceremony; he refused to campaign. He wishfully thought Sata would retain him.ZAMBIA IS NOT MAGANDE.
    God Bless the Republic.

  168. If USA was in Africa, today’s papers would read something like:

    1) Don’t celebrate yet, McCain tells Obama

    2) Concede defeat, Obama urges McCain

    3) 20 opposition cadres riot

    4) McCain Demands Vote Recount

    5) Elections rigged

    6) No evidence of manipulation

    7) The Church declares elections free and fair elections

    8) There will be violence if we lose, McCain declares

    9) Election results for Arizona awaited

    10) Trucks with suspected ballot papers crosses into USA from Mexico

    11) McCain is an opportunist – Go back to your farm

    12) I will not accept results, McCain tells Obama

    13) Army commander warns those who intend to resort to violenc

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  170. 13) Army commander warns those who intend to resort to violence after losing elections.

    14) Polling officer caught with marked ballot papers at polling station.

    15) Etc, etc, etc

    Now what next Africa? Kenya broke world record by swearing in Kibaki in the middle of the nite. Zambia has made her own record by swearing in Nyama Soya within two hours of declaring him the winner. Uuuugh! In the mean time it will take two months before Obama is sworn in.

  171. #238
    Is it demanding president or dozing president, who sleeps even in the middle of a church memorial service? Did he doze when announcing his cabinet or why did he misplace the cabinet list?

  172. bye gone are by gones, we can not cry for spilled milk. no matter how critical we can be about these appointments we only have one sun and one moon we can look up to as Zambian’s. how as individuals can we contribute to the development of one zambia one nation, we only have one God, there’s always a reason why things happen in life,
    we still have an opportunity to revisit our constitution and make amends to the on going CRC.Angels are jehovahs favourites in heaven,the same way applies here,we have no control who he thinks in his best interest should be appointed as Cabinet minister and who he thinks should be dropped.every new government will do the same.

  173. # 227 u right the President, jst shouted Machila u are Cabinet Minister but no Ministry, i suspect RB made a mistake ,he appointed Bradford to Labour and Liato as deputy but errored in announcing.

    What about his TEAM AT STATE HOUSE is Still Consulting? Good Luck RBB.

  174. With this kind of Cabinet in place, next month mealie meal prices will be fetching K100,000 Wait and see!!!!!!!! Good luck to all those who voted on the watch!

  175. You will keep crying for the spilled milk on the ground.Just wish the new cabinet a good health and good luck.
    Others are even praying for a better judgment for losing the elections 2008, while new Cabinet is being sworn in.
    They will arrest you if you became wanting.

    Viva H H for you will be the next Zed Presido 2011

  176. Useless cabinet…Mwanawasa will be turning in his grave. How do you put an Engineer at Ministry of Health? Disgraceful.

  177. MY Disappointments
    1. Brigadier Brian Chituwo – Experimenting with food when maize is a problem, one is still making experiments Poor choice
    2. Health – From construction to human beings – another experiment
    3. VJ back – What is wrong with RB – Another experiment remember it did not work with LPM
    4. Teta – Another experiment remember LPM did not appointment him as Minister but kepth him where he belonged
    5. Mixing of Ministry of Justice and VP – Good choice for VP but not a masala mix Remember our RB likes sleeping meaning that he needs an alert VP who should be 100% present

  178. I hope this Cabinet will deliver. VJ should be removed can never be trusted thats why LPM dropped him. Its good that Chileshe Kapwepwe has been offered a job but its like UNIP rewarding the Kapwepwe family as KK tried to please it.

  179. Ya ifyabupuba this chi VJ Mwaanga he only comes back on the scene after ellections and I’m sure thats the way he’s paid after the rigging job. In a few months time he will be chased away. Then he will reappear in 2011 for the same old dirty job. This guy has to be sorted out once and for all he is the casue of all this confusion the country is facing.

  180. This 3 yrs will be a big trouble pa Zed …. Rb kateka ala will see… or we shall see .. am very scared to go pa zed i planned for end of jan` but it looks like i wont coz of the crap going on,,,arresting father of the lord ala trouble there … how are u people coping with the crap of leader…i hate him i hate his face nose everything and the Rigging part kills me badly….

  181. BA VJ`YUOR LAST CHANCE IN HELL.UTTILISE THIS CHANCE OR ELSE,YOU WILL DIE POORER THAN YOU WERE BORN.OSA BABIWA NA NDALAMA.

  182. ati he lost pages of his address umukaamba elo ababaika and then he verbally assured the appointees ati they have been appointed ninshi amashina nayaluba mu confusion! nachiseka icacine.

  183. akapilipili walaba shani..they will soon be revising their salaries and allowances which were deferred just before the elections. the vp will be earning not less than k35 m per month. now that he is combining two portfolios, it could be upwards of k45 m per month. read their lips, people.

  184. Our government has gone to Missed calls.Lets be honest here Mangade and Mateyo were one of the best people in the New deal administration.What kind of thinking is this?why drop the best and retain the worst?Rb does not seem to have any vision at all.What change can teta and Mulongoti bring to Zambia.Zambia is completely finished

  185. ya ya ya ya! elyo lwanya bane! this is double tragedy for Zedians.
    #240 RB appreciating VJ for the job done otherwise kuti aamba ukuluka VJ – Spilling the beans.
    But Zed yapwa, ijo!

  186. If the MMD Government pardons chiluba with all the crimes he has comitted, i.e. Plunder, carlingotne maize, arms cache deals that Katebe katoto never delivered worth $20m.then it should be viewed as treason.Then The Civic society, UPND, KK, PF should rise up and remove this Government. The cases have taken too long. chiluba was even boasting he supports a party that promises him something good like pardning. Atase Kafupi twanaka nankwe.

  187. This was the most emabrassing Press conference,Fistly The President has a Page Missing from His Speech,Machila’s appointment hangs in the Balance,Then the most Shocking thing came,Mpombo & Teta rose from there respective sits,going over 2 RB and correct him saying His left out some appointments,As far as i Know that job of telling RB that a Page is missing from his Speech should have been handled by his Private Secretary,Not Having Mpombo and Teta acting as if there are his secretaries,Its simply goes on 2 show that the 3 of them as u see in the Picture are the one that Drafted the Appointments.Mateyo got the Boot 4 giving PF a permit just before that Riot.What a circus 4 a Press Conference.

  188. #248; refer to 238.
    Join a democratic,progressive,national and non-tribal political party delivering GDP of more than 6%; Join MMD.

  189. # 267 dont tell you are inviting violence…ninshi Z ni ziko la mutendele or is it coz your mmm has been dropped or worse more not been appointed. amano bafi**la when war breaks out pa Z bushe ukapekela iwe? think first.

  190. Am very disappointed with the new cabinet that has been appointed by RB.
    Magende knows were what money is for what, by removing him it means it paves way for the big greedy leaders.

  191. If RB can PUT Kunda as Veep & Justice minister, why can’t he also scrap off the drama of having 2 deputy ministers in certain ministries?? it is very posible and we can serve alot of money which can be used to build schools and hospitals, pay civil service well as long as they change their POOR WORK ATTITUDE of working 2 hrs per day. RB is coming out strong on corruption, this is worrying me coz the Tetas and Mulongoti are going to LOOT this nation like hell, PLIZ RB we need to feel you in the area.

  192. Zambian’s are a rare breed of humanity. We always accept gabbage and mediocrity,thats why we alweays end up being ruled by a cabinet made simple. Save us from Mulongoti and Teta. Ha ha at least for now no Nevers Sekwila nor Aka. we dont need them. These can make you committe suicide with anger. Yes annonymousd #267 the chiluba cases have taken too long and we should not let Chiluba off the hook. The man was a criminal thats why even his village Musangu MMD lost to PF. No one trust’s him. ka Mu Congo-le.

  193. Baby c sad to hear that you are not well,we only hope your situation is not stable. Around these parts, that would be seroius cause to worry.

  194. Can someone tell me wats going to happen to Dr Nevers Sakwila Mumba, Sakwiba Sikota, Siulapwa, Nawakwi, ken Ngondo and Tilyenji Kaunda. these cronies helped RB in his campaigns. There is no FREE LUNCH on earth mind you!!!

  195. Teta is a good politician to have on your side. Say what you can about the guy, he knows where the wind blows and flys accordingly. VJ is a political genius, who would have thought he would come back from retirement. Good riddance to Magande, pity about Masebo.

  196. VJ should go into our local guiness book of records having served under all 4 Presidos so far.Will he manage the 5th?

  197. Zambians brace yourselves for another funeral…How can we have a Vice-President with full blown AIDS? Its not a secret that George Kunda is SICK. Lets wait and see what will happen especially with Magande not around….

  198. 281 That is the worst idiocy. Who said AIDS patients can’t serve in any position or better still be presdo? This is the stigma that we are fighting. If Kunda has it, who knows you don’t have it? I would encourage Kunda to go public about his status if at all what you say is true!

  199. People must understatnd that shakafuswa is an MP and he is an economist from UNZA.He is definitely hard working and knowledgeable.Thats why he is vocal.All in all i believe he deserves being where he is LPM or no LPM.Remember he treked from UPND perhaps his only crime

  200. It seems we have not come out of the habit of critisizing people before they show us what they can do. This was the same for Mwanawasa he died and we glorified him. Give the cabinet a break let them succed or fail then we can talk. As a president or a leader you make unpopular decisions such as dropping people that everyone think they are right for the Job ie Magande. Basically you pick people you can work with in the case of obama and biden they probably had some common ground because if you are completly on different page why force the matter. Just because some of your uncles didnt get a post should not be a reason for some of you to belittle those appointed.

  201. Ba shikuklu ba RB, used the method called pikipikinapikidoli to come to all those members of his cabinet. Please VJ get out of the way, we want to develop Zambia, mwalapo pafula ala:

  202. Can Some one ans me you guys.Wil VJ ever leave politics? I ask coz VJ resigned publicly,but he is back.And with allegations of rigging associated to VJ. Who can doubt that VJ has filthy hands?and the buger has been rewarded,he,s chief whip! Pa z awe kwena.

  203. # 237 aka Chintobentobe. Your comment on if it was Africa is not ENTIRELY correct. Something similar actually took place some years ago when George “Winner” Bush allegedly “rigged” his to The White House and Al Gore ‘who should have’ won decided to retreat. USA unlike African states should be setting “examples” after all they claim democracy is from them. The majority did not win in USA.
    I don’t remember all the issues but ine can of course surf but I do remember there were issues around G.W. Bush presidency. i.e. G.W. Bush brother being a senator or whatever rigged results in some state, not sure if it was Florida. Guess bloggers who were in the Utates at the time can fill us in.

  204. Sad scenario indeed. MMD is sloooooly dying. Rupiah is bringing back UNIP in power without anyone realising. Situmbeko Musokotwane is a former UNIPIST (with his mate Tiyaonse Kabwe) as far as I remember him in 1988 when he was my Economics Lecturer at UNZA.More UNIP is coming via the backdoor. RB HAS TAKEN THIS AS THE BEST CHANCE TO BRING THE DEAD UNIP BACK INTO POWER.
    MARK MY WORDS FELLOW COUNTRYMEN AND WOMEN. Now watch the likes of Munkombwe, V.J. Masheke, Tilyenji, Sakwiba, Wina, K.K., Christon Tembo, etc

  205. #289 Fellow Zambians, learn to respect people. I wonder why most if not many of you hate Vernon J. Mwaanga. I bet it would be prudent for you to state the wrongs with evidence that you have against this innocent man. Why under Heaven do you go out every day talking and insulting an innocent person whom you don’ t even feed or keep ? Do you hate him the way you hate Hichilema simply because he is a Tonga ? You disgust me a lot and in the eyes of God that is aborminable. A priest/ father sows seeds of anarchy and to you it is normal but you waste all you energy every day talking about Vernon, why ? May you come in the open and speak out why you hate him.

  206. #282 please learn to be sensitive. Having AIDS is no longer a death sentence. and How do you know one has AIDS? Please lets learn to respect others and stop stigma!

  207. well!well!well! what goes up must surely come down! am happy syvia is out coz she neva learns to keep her mouth shut! nd doesn’t vj’s comg back ring a bell? that man irritates me. i hate to even see him open his mouth.MMD supporters rn’t u disapointed? as 4 magade too bad,u made a good finance minister

  208. Ma fello Zedians, no one among sensible beings wud say dis ain’t a disappointment. The path is clear, we’re in for it but hope shud never be forgotten. Da shuffling was a spread of incompetence thru out da ministries and we can only assume one goal to dat.I mean its just 1+1 maths.
    Out of this, we’d be assured of losses in da country’s riches & for dat reason, lets not worsen things by destroying dat which we’ve. Just as known for ages, “Zambians are peaceful”, lets keep it dat way. There’re a lot of things wrong about da happenings of our gvt , VOICE OUT country men, but violence is not da answer. Lets care for da ants if we’re elephants.

  209. Iwe #293 American Zulu do you know that VJ has killed democracy in Zambia. He is the chief dribbler of all elections this is why Zambians hate him now. Why should all people talk about him over the same issue which means there is a big problem. The man is bad news. A man who only appears when there are elections.

  210. sylvia too bad, it was all personal cuz of her support for magande. i think our president is very slow and im afraid he will just turn things round even where the course was goof cuz the people he has surrounded himself with and anything but trusted or inspiring.

  211. RB seems to have visited the whole country in his selection of Ministers and their Deputies. However, Zambeziland people are so blessedly mixed like Situmbeko Musokotwane and I. We belong to no particular province. Thank God for our parents and for One Zambia, One Nation!

    Lusaka Times you have good researchers on your staff. Could you please inform the nation what each Ministry entails. I would find it important that peolpe of Zambeziland are informed about the professional background and expereince that each Minister brings to each Ministry. Reading the names, some of which sound very familiar yet unkown, mean very little to those who are not in RB circles.
    Team in place. Now, work!

  212. Bravo RB President of our beloved country Zambia. Though am not in the country away in Tanzania l took a moment to read through the news about the newly assembled cabinet which to me is a strategic and well focused cabinet. However, there are a few qualified personalities missing that had worked tirelessly to endeavour to explain the MMD successes with the quest to win electorates minds during the previous elections. I am very happy for the new and wise appointment of finance minster-situmbeko musokotwone, indeed there could never have been any such a good and right replacement of magande than him. I think even himself magande would not have much to say about the president’s decision.

  213. Masebo was too careless especially with chieftainship matters, hope teta will do a better job otherwise wina baza mulowa. Let’s hope RB has good sangomas otherwise aza komboka nga ali careless too, niyo vuta pa zed!!

  214. MMD is a party to which l belong and have stood to support at an apex time when a number of intellectuals and a many non-intellectuals but without voters cards fell in love with PF and Sata for fear of experiencing a loss. However, fortunately this anticipation was not attained and Sata’s boat drawned and Sata/PF are now allergic to face reality of the election results. My advice to my party is that lets launch a roll out grass root programmes/ projects that will ensure that most members of our party are actively engaged in party activities. This will ensure that members continue to see and feel the benefits of our party and stimulate new membership recruitment which is sustainable.

  215. plz give us updates on zed vs dr congo friendly when possible,viva copper bullets.am last,no more political comments here,reserve energ for the next hot topic to come political wise,and thanx to all of you for yo contributions.

  216. Continuity is vital and this cabinet has some competent blokes/gals like Musokotwane, Mutati, Machila, Kunda, Pande, Mwansa, Siliya…on the other hand, I doubt that Kunda was the best VP pick RBB could have chosen. Also, top team is way too bloated & I don’t see the need for so many deputy Ministers! Let’s be honest here, characters like mama Vera Tembo are daft as a brush! No need to appoint so many chaps for appeasement puporses, they get enough benefits as MPs. That said, I believe this team will continue with LPM’s fiscal discipline policies. I wish them all the very best in delivering economic gains to mother Zed…

  217. The 30th Oct. Presidential elections were a big joke.Did Zambians really have a good choice between the two top contenders?The were no policy differences offered but simply change of faces and that`s how small the election turned out as evidenced by massive apathy.
    Anyway,before there`s any serious alternative to the MMD,we`ll barely do with the status quo like newly appointed cabinet.

  218. Problem with African leaders incl RBB is that they always pick a bootlicking No.2, who will not challenge them constructively. This is what I see with RBB’s pick of Kunda as VP. Same was the case with LPMs picks for VP (Kavindele, Nevers, Lupando & RBB). Before him, FJT also ensured he sacked all those who gave him honest & constructive criticism. Seems we never learn…

  219. Pa Zed bwafya chabe!!!!!!!!! These reshuttles are a way of settling old scores and rewarding brown-nosers! Well its good to see Mateyo out of police. The man was conspicuously corrupt. All those cars at his house, his properties. So they hide him in foreign service will task force investigate? kaya.As for Magande, He made his move too quickly. He showed his hand too quickly and lost. I think getting Musokotwane in his place is just a move to appease the southerners. I fear for our country. Its seems to me we have charted a course which is going to be far worse than the one LPM left us on. Who’s to blame? Us the electorate and the opposition for not working together. KAYA!

  220. I would like to advise those who think RB is trying to bring back UNIP through the backdoor by the recent appointment of Situmeko Musokotwane as not being realistic and factual. Situmbeko and anyone of us were once UNIP of course due to the nature of our political system that existed at the time. Hence, it would be prudent if we looked at Situmbeko as a technocrate who is bringing to this portfolio enormous expertise in economic planning, finance & investment which Zambia currently needs. If Situmbeko is UNIPIST what about Sata himself who was a Governor with self proclaimed achievements. Lets not confuse people without facts and proper logic.

  221. Below is a video of RB answering questions regarding tribal trends of voting in the country enjoy

    megavideo . com /?v=U8YUE2WS

  222. Below is another video of RB answering questions regarding accussetions of vote manipulation on how was given a few votes and so own and so forth and where those agrieved should take up the matter

    megavideo . com /?v=I5MW47RJ

  223. I laugh and cry when I hear stories of politicians begging for votes in the name of development. What development are they going to bring? Here I am in the streets of Kalulushi, 30 years ago we had all the streets with tarmac, street lights were working, and garbage was collected by the council weekly,clinics were functional, we had running water from the tap, just like any developed country.That was in the 70’s. Now we are in 21St century, what do we have? Garbage all over, sewage!! My God!!!!.Ok you may have your iPOD and LCD TV, but I need the BASICS- clean water, good passable roads, medicines. Towns on the copperbelt Province look like respectable refugee camps. Development?????My a**e

  224. CIA good stuff. Zambia has taken a few steps backwards by having RB as President. Seeing is believing and from the above links I have seen that RB is not a politician of our times, he is old and can not even speak properly to be President. I’m not PF but just watch the videos for yourself. The same videos are on the Post website too. BA mudala please step down on moral grounds and let a young person run the country. Sata is old too but HH is not the right person at this time.

  225. #314 what is speaking properly compared to thinking properly? ability to express yourself in a foreign language does not necessarily mean ability to think with clarity. Today people believe Levy was much better than FTJ. who spoke ‘properly’ between the two?

  226. #309 appeasing the southerners! my foot! you need facts before you trash people’s reputation. Musokotwane is qualified and experienced having worked as economic advisor to Levy, secretary to the treasury , IMF advisor and BOZ deputy governor. Is there anything Tonga about these qualifications and experience? lets be fair. we will fail to see good things if our glasses are tinted with such dull thoughts as appeasement because all appointments to us will be nothing but appeasements.

  227. Hon S. Masebo, Hon Magande, Hon B Kapita and Hon P Mulasikwanda well done ladies and gentlemen.At least your time has come for you to rest for a short while.
    Thank you again.

    Viva H H, he could have reshuffled all and replace them with young men and women in cabinate if he had won.

  228. Dont talk rubbish. Dr. Musokotwane may even turn out to be better than magande. I hate glorifying people but we are talking about a team of people who have worked together – Fundanga, Musokotwane, Jacob Mwanza, Mwenda Abraham, and that good lot from the Economics dept. RB is very wise actually. Just shut up all you PF cadres and mourn with your loud mouthed mad man. Zambia is greater than individuals who may come and go. You used to shout tulemiteka when the Kafupi was president, what is your delivery from Kafupi? Rubbish, even the most successful president KK who overtayed in power has a better legacy than Kafupi. Shame!!

  229. # 309, i wish you could follow GRZ properly during the LPM rule.Dr. Musokotwane is well educated and was the economic advisor to LPM, MHSRIP and the Magande formula was blessed by the same chap.So where is the failure already?grow up and do not just write rubbish on LT, you will be removed from this site.

    Viva H H man of action come 2011

  230. Ni PF fye.I wil influence so many including most of you bloggers here,to register and vote for PF in 2011.we wil have the likes of Gven Lubinda as ministers.Not this mediocrity here.

  231. Kunda, good choice for Veep. Dr Musokotwane, even better choice. Musokotwane is a better canditate than Magande. He is more qualified than Magande. He has a Phd in Economics of which Magande doesn`t have. He has a better CV than Mangande. Magande was just more laud and arrogant. Musokotwane is the one who did the job with Chibiliti and Dr Lewanika. Can you imagine how powerful the economic brian engine we have now, Dr Lewanika, Dr Musokotwane, Chibility, Mutati, Dr Fundanga? I respect RB for that. Also remember that the Zambian constitution does not give the President but choice becouse he can only choose from among the MPs and if you have bad MPs, then the cabinet will be equally bad.

  232. IWE CHEWE. FORGET ABOUT PF- THAT IS A DEAD PARTY LED BY A LUMPEN AND THUG.

    VIVA NO.72 AND 309. APPOINTING DR STU WAS THE BEST DECISION RB MADE. THOSE OF US WHO WERE PRIVILEGED TO BE TAUGHT BY HIM AT UNZA AND HAVE FOLLOWED HIS CAREER, HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT APPOINTMENT.BOTH HIS EXPERIENCE, ACADEMIC RECORD AND ACHIEVEMENTS CAN NOT BE QUESTIONED AT ALL. HIS WORK ETHIC IS SECOND TO NONE. ASK THE GUYS AT BOZ AND YOU WILL HAVE AN IDEA OF WHO THAT MAN IS. HE IS A VERY DECENT GUY WHO DESERVES THAT POSITION. I HAVE ALSO WORKED UNDER MAGANDE IN SOME PARASTATAL- HE IS A HARD WORKER WHOSE EXPERIENCE WILL BE MISSED. HE WILL NOT BE OUT OF A JOB FOR LONG IF HE STILL WANTS TO WORK

  233. WELL SAID 327 BUT I SHOULD ADD THAT MAGANDE HAS A VERY GOOD CV TOO. HE HAS IN THE PAST RUN A NUMBER OF PARASTATALS AND HAD A STINT AT ADB – NO MEAN ACHIEVEMENT. I WOULD BE SAD IF RB TEMPERED WITH DR FUNDANGA AT BOZ. AS 327 SAID THESE ARE SOLID GUYS WHO CAN BE TRUSTED AS CUSTODIANS OF OUR ECONOMY

  234. No quarrels about it Magande was good and we cant judge Situmbeko before he even starts to work but he is a good choice going by his CV. what we must understand too is that as a President you want to work with people you can trust and people you are comfortable with.i guess RB was not comfortable with Magande so he had to find another equally qualified guy.What could have cost Magande too is his close links to the post that fought so ruthlessly to deny Banda the sit he was so close to getting. Not forgetting magande’s unilateral plan to cancel Zambian airways debt.RB knows if he keeps Magande or Masebo all cabinet secrets will be in the post under the guise of anonymous sources.

  235. I am not Tonga but to be honest enough and to call a spade a spade, these Tonga guys are so honest in terms of handling finance. I happened to talk to a Tonga Boss of main about the secret in these Tonga chaps. The main answer was that in Tonga culture, to steal it means you do not deserve your hands and it is a curse and embarasement to the family. Let us give credit where it deserves anyway.

  236. Mutati has ambitions but he did his calculations well and didnt want to expose them now coz he didnt see himself getting it. it would be risky for any MMD guy to go into teh 2011 with a baggage of Teta and Mulongoti. the only real chance for MMD to survive is that it must continue evolving. e.g the Chiluba MMD was different from the Levy MMD if the RB MMD becomes new the party will have another real chance at 2011 polls. People dont know Mpombo but he is a cool guy ready to learn and he reads a lot. get to know him.

  237. Musokotwane is overrated. So what if he was advisor to the late President Mwanawasa, what can musokotwane produce as evidence for his good advise that he gave to the President which benefited the country? Let us not idolise individuals.

  238. #241; RBB said he will demand only the best from his cabinate team. This applies to the whole country. Trivialities won’t do.

  239. #332,your flag Chisenga Chimwemwe,thank you very much for sharing this information about us Tonga people It is nice that a Tonga person did not write it but someone from elsewhere.I am positive that your Tonga boss of yours told you the truth.There is no pride or good in stealing PERIOD.Keep your family name to high standards is the best a Tonga Zambian can do for his whole Tribe and our great Nation Zambia.In the topic now,I find it offensive to some extent to write the Maganda and Masebo have been dropped since President RB Banda never appointed them Ministers at any point before.So the best to WRITE is that the dual have not been given Ministerial positions in the 1st Banda Admin. GRZ.

  240. Fair results and congrats Chipolopolo.
    Meantime:
    Vote president HH and his UPND Team for a possible youthful team of GRZ to lead Zambians to economic independence.

    Kala kabotu alakuyasa mavwa. This is our time, as youths, and this is surely our moment to work with new Personal Computers tools – calculator boy – to serve all Zambians of all backgrounds for a real ray of change and hope that all can believe and trust in.