President Sata has with immediate effect relieved Hon. Alfredah Kansembe, of her duties as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The President thanked Hon. Kansembe for the services rendered to the country during her tenure of office. This is according to a press statement released to the media by George Chellah special assistant to the president for press and public relations.
On December 30th 2013 during the swearing in of Minister of Home Affairs Ngosa Simbyakula,President Sata openly told off Home Affairs deputy minister Alfredah Kansembe that he was aware that she was planning to resign from her position challenging her that she had joined politics alone and should therefore resign if she wanted.
Meanwhile President Sata has transferred Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Hon. Harry Kalaba to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the same capacity. Hon. Kalaba replaces Hon. Wylbur Simusa, who has been transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in the same capacity.
The President has also transferred Hon. Emmanuel Chenda from the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry to the Ministry of Local Government and Housing. Hon. Chenda replaces Hon. Emerine Kabanshi, who has been transferred to the Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health in the same capacity.
Furthermore, the Head of State has moved Hon. Mwansa Kapeya from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services to the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. Hon. Kapeya has been replaced with Hon. Dr. Joseph Katema, who before the reshuffle was Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health.
While Hon. Robert Sichinga has been transferred from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry in the same capacity.
The Head of State says he was confident that the ministers will discharge the functions of their respective offices both to his satisfaction and that of the Zambian people.
The reshuffles are with immediate effect.