President Michael Sata has appointed Patriotic Front party Vice president Guy Scott as republican vice president. In an announcement this morning, president Micheal Sata merged some ministries to reduce the numbers of ministries from previous 22 to 19.
Some of the other appointments include Alexander Chikwanda for Finance, Godfrey Mwamba for Defence, Given Lubinda for the new merged ministy of Information, Broadcasting and Tourism.
The cabinet has also seen new entrants into the front bench like Chishimba Kambwili for Foreign Affairs, Panji Kaunda as Deputy Minister of Defence and Wilbur Simusa as new Mines Minister.
Sebastian Zulu is the new Minister of Justice and the Minister of Home Affairs is Kennedy Sakeni.
Others who have been appointed are Dr. Joseph Kasonde as Minister of Health and Emmanuel Chenda is Minister of Agriculture and Livestock.
Former ZCTU president Fackson Shamenda is the new Minister of Labour, which has been merged with Sports, Youth and Gender.
Bob Sichinga is Minister of Commerce and the new Minister of Education, Science and Vocational Training is now Dr. J. Phiri, Professor Nkandu Luo is the Minister of Local Government, Housing, Early Education and Environmental Protection, while Esther Banda will deputise Professor Luo.
Inonge Wina is the Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs, Willie Nsanda is Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications and Dr Joseph Katema as Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health.
The President has also appointed Katombola Lukulo as Southern Provincial Minister, Nathaniel Mubukwanu for Western Province, Josephine Limata for North Western, Freedom Sikazwe for Northern Province and Miles Sampa for Lusaka.
Other provincial ministers are Solomon Mbuzi for Eastern, Davies Mwila for Luapula, Yamfwa Mukanga Copperbelt and Philip Kosamu for Central.