President Edgar Lungu has appointed and sworn in former MMD Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Lucky Mulusa as State House Special Assistant for Project Monitoring and Implementation.
President Lungu also appointed and swore in Daniel Siwo and Flatela Msiska as his Private Secretaries.
And speaking to Journalists shortly after he was sworn in at State House, Mr. Mulusa said he was humbled by the appointment.He observed that there are perennial challenges in the national budget implementation which he said needs addressing.
‘This appointment is all about serving the Zambian people and harnessing the skills and making sure that the challenges we face in the implementation of the budget are dealt with,’ Mr Mulusa said.
He added, ‘You know that every year there are challenging in Ministries finishing their projects and yet they are claiming that they are being underfunded and at the same time there are budget over runs and projects are not been completed.We need to probe reasons why projects are not completed and why project funds are not released on time and why we still record budget over runs,’Mr. Mulusa said.
‘We need to realise that failure to complete projects efficiently is a huge cost to the public especially that infrastructural development projects run into the responsibility of responsibility of future generations. This is a huge responsibility and I feel honoured that the President found it suitable that the President found it suitable to give me this job,’Mr.Mulusa said