President Micheal Sata has sworn in Dave Misheck Chikamata as new Home Affairs Permanent Secretary.
Dr. Chikamata replaces Max Nkole who was retired last month in national interest.
Speaking to journalists soon after he was sworn in at State House, Dr. Chikamata said that he was grateful that the Head of State has appointed him to serve as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
He has since pledged to be dedicated to his duties.
Before his appointment, Dr. Chikamata worked for the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) as Head of the Paediatric wing.
Dr. Chikamata had also previously worked for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva as Medical Officer in 2002.