Republican President Michael Sata has appointed Chongwe Member of Parliament Sylvia Masebo as minister of Tourism and Arts while former deputy minister in the office of the Vice President Edgar Lungu is new Home Affairs Minister.
President Sata has since transferred Kennedy Sakeni to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with Fackson Shamenda retaining the labor portfolio which has been de-linked from the ministry of information.
The Tourism portfolio has been de-linked from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The President has also sworn in Dr. Roland Msiska as deputy secretary to the cabinet in charge of civil service and three Permanent Secretaries, Dr. Velepi Mtonga for Public Service Management Division, Pamela Chibonga and Felix Nkulukusa for budget and economic affairs and economic management respectively at the Ministry of Finance.
President Sata has further conferred the dignity of State Council on four advocates of the High Court of Zambia.
The advocates include Dr. John Mulwila, Mwikisa Mukande, Emmanuel Mwansa and Mwila Chitabo.
Speaking during the swearing in ceremony at State House this morning, President Sata urged the new officer bearers to serve the country diligently stating that Zambia has too many administrative pot-holes which must be corrected.
President Sata said the PF government in line with its party manifesto is pursuing the creation of district Attorneys in order to decentralize prosecution and further urged Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu to use his experience in law to ensure justice is given to the Zambians.
The President also urged the Minister of the newly created Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo to explore the Country’s tourism potential.