President Edgar Lungu has gotten down to work by making his first two appointments to fill the position of Justice Minister and that of Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations.
President Lungu has appointed Home Affairs Minister Ngosa Simbyakula as Justice minister. Mr Lungu appointed Dr Simbyakula during his inauguration ceremony as 6th Republican President at Heroes National Stadium in Lusaka
today to expeditiously oversee the release of the Constitution.
“I want to hand you a new Constitution. We will definitely release a people-driven Constitution. That is why I am appointing someone I trust can do a good job as Justice minister, to ensure that it is released,” Mr Lungu said.
He said the release of the Draft Constitution would be done through a roadmap that was released recently.
Mr Lungu also said he was going to hold a briefing this morning to announce the appointment of other ministers to his Cabinet. He said some of the current ministers would be maintained while others would be replaced.
The second appoint is that of the then First Secretary for Press at Zambia’s High Commission in London Amos Chanda. Mr Chanda has been appointed as President Lungu’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations.
Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska announced the appointment in a brief statement.
Position of Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations was previously help by George Chellah