President Edgar Lungu receives the affidavit of oath from Zambia's High Commissioner to Kenya Brenda Muntemba during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on April 22,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu receives the affidavit of oath from Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya Brenda Muntemba during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on April 22,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu has today sworn-in two Permanent Secretaries and Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya.

The Permanent Secretaries that have been sworn in are Michael Pwete for Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs, Sibanje Simuchoba for Southern Province while the High Commissioner to Kenya is Brenda Muntemba.

Speaking after the swearing in ceremony at State House, President Lungu urged Mr. Pwete, Mr. Simuchoba and Ms. Muntemba to work hard in their new positions.The President urged Mr. Pwete to ensure that the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs plays a pivotal role in creating a rapport between traditional leaders and government.He noted that Mr. Pwete is expected to enhance the role that chiefs play in the preservation of nature and culture since he was not new in the ministry.The Head of State pointed out that there was need to support the traditional rulers in their effort to protect flora and fauna in the country.

Meanwhile, President Lungu has called on newly appointed Southern Province Permanent Secretary to ensure that all developmental projects in the province were completed on time.He said he was also aware that Livingstone main bus station and main market were not in a good state hence Mr. Simuchoba should put these two areas top on his agenda.

President Lungu urged Ms. Muntemba to see how the cooperation between Zambia and Kenya will benefit the country.He said Zambia can learn a lot from Kenya’s tourism and agricultural industry and use it for the growth of the local economy.

Mr. Lungu has since congratulated the appointees saying he was confident that they will execute their duties diligently.

President Edgar Lungu receives an affidavit of Oath from Newly appointed Southern Province Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on April 22,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu receives an affidavit of Oath from Newly appointed Southern Province Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on April 22,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu congratulates Newly appointed Southern Province Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on April 22,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu congratulates Newly appointed Southern Province Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on April 22,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu congratultaes Newly appointed Chiefs and Traditional affairs Permanent Secretary Bernard Pwete (r) during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on April 22,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu congratultaes Newly appointed Chiefs and Traditional affairs Permanent Secretary Bernard Pwete (r) during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on April 22,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

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Zambia's High Commissioner to Kenya Brenda Muntemba  during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on April 22,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya Brenda Muntemba during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on April 22,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
Newly appointed Chiefs and Traditional affairs Permanent Secretary Bernard Pwete  during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on April 22,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
Newly appointed Chiefs and Traditional affairs Permanent Secretary Bernard Pwete during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on April 22,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
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37 COMMENTS

  1. Sata business and plan;
    Swearing every day!!!
    Chimbwi with no plan
    Just employing without knowing where the money would come from!!

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    • No matter what you say we will vote for our beloved president Edgar Lungu. Keep it Edgar employ people to help you deliver development to the Zambian people.

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    • You have nothing to say because he has appointed people from SP and not NP. If it was the opposite you were going to say blala

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    • In picture 6, envy, jealous and greed is written all over the faces of the men behind Brenda. They wish they were the ones leaving Zambia, the world’s poorest country, for Kenya, East Africa’s economic powerhouse.

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    • Thank you for correct observation. We need to see Lungu addressing the Nation on the state of the Nation. He need to indicate his political direction so that we all buy in his vision for Zambia. The Guy is behaving as if he never went to UNZA to do that ka law degree he is behaving like Sata a standard 2 ,who was camera shy because he could not explain policies to the masses. Lungu if indeed you are educated can you prove to us that you mean business ,by having a STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS not this issue of swearing friends every day.

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    • The country has no funds but yet the executive have continued appointing individuals in foreign service. This is a very costly venture. These monies could have best been utilised in health and learning institutions. But as ever, just like Nawakwi’s bemba saying ‘……….’ but alas, it’s business as usual for ECL.

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    • @Mushota

      You trol no matter how much you brag your buttocks are still black…darker than your face!…b!tch!

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    • Hiring , firing , hiring , firing plus borrowing , borrowing that’s the PF government. 50 years some stuff know change. Was this the point of independence? Guess even during white rule things were even better . Kabwe , mongu , Kafue , know roads , jobs , even electricity and drinking water . Why hire more bandits if you can’t even pay the police and army on time .

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    • Awe naine nanaka ukulolela mwee…. ba Lungu please napapata.! Nangu fye PS ku ministry of gender. Pleease ba President. njala ya ninyopola!!

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    • IFINSO FIMO KATEMA,MWALITETA AWE SURE NWAY
      BANE HAVE YOU HEARD
      2016 RB STANDING AS PF/MMD PRESIDENT
      VEEP WILL BE BAKWISA SIKOTA

      DEAL WAS STRUCK LONG TIME
      WHEN HE CAME ON THE PF SCENE

      BRACE FOR MORE DRAMA FROM YOUR RB

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  2. That’s the beauty of being on the side of the ruling party. Some of you will rot in opposition.

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  3. @Spongy Bob it does not matter my dear what really counts is integrity. Those that supported Chiluba in 1991 required discipline to remove KK. Even Sata stayed out of power for ten yrs minus a job. It pays to be disciplined, not to be wet bed in life.We in UPND we know that time will come and soon it will.Its Forward indeed.

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  4. Great ba Lusaka Times. Thank you for your positive and mature reporting. However I will soon stop reading the comments from bloggers here as they are mainly from kids and people with low self esteem if at all they are mature.

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  5. Who told you that you can only live better when you get these appointments?.

    You can live in the opposition the rest of your and still live a better life than those appointed to Government Positions.

    You are the same people compromising jobs in government for principles. These are politics of poverty and are not meant to serve the people.

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    • I agree with you never had a government appointed job in my life, been UPND from inception I live a good life and do not need to steal for survival

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  6. Who told you that you can only live better when you get these appointments?.

    You can live in the opposition the rest of your life and still live a better life than those appointed to Government Positions.

    You are the same people compromising jobs in government for principles. These are politics of poverty and are not meant to serve the people.

    No wonder Zambia can’t develop because everybody is busy looking for a job from the president.They can’t survive without these jobs. How can you encourage entrepreneur if everybody will be looking for a political appointment? Can the president employ all the more than 5 million unemployed Zambians?.

    Very stupid way of thinking that people should be jostling to belong to or be close to the government of the day for sake of getting…

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  7. Thank you all for your new appoinments. Mr.Pwete please urge the chiefs to loosen their grip on the new constitution due to the land issue. Its the only way out to reduce the public yoke. As for Ms Brenda, welcome to Kenya, we are a peace-loving nation despite our regular terrorist attacks. Feel at home. Kenya and Zambia have had mutual working relationships since independence. Welcome KENYA YETU HAKUNA MATATA.

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  8. This is a mistake. Brenda should have gone to Brussels. She studied Economics and French at UNZA and she has worked with UNESCO in Zambia. She would make a very good diplomat to the European Union. She is also very disciplined and would not misuse funds. Please Mr President, reconsider. You are playing a top striker as full back!

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  9. swine

    Think before you comment. To you anything sensible it is haters. What is your problem?

    I was merely responding to some one who is saying it pays to belong to the government. That is what I’m trying to advise. But before you even know from what context statement is written at haters. Why should I hate Lungu or those he appoints? For what?

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  10. Half of the government senior officers are are appointees. Kwatifye enchito yakwa kateka. No wonder we are still under developed

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  11. Is anyone being promoted anymore? It appears you cannot work your way to a PS position anymore? The mechanism needs repair…

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  12. Please, try to include a little background of the people you report on. Not everybody knows them.Thank you very much.

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  13. I am now getting somewhat happy. Lungu has the direction now. This is what we call inclusiveness in governance of the country. Yo can not just be saying “One Zambia One Nation” by word of mouth. We want to see the inclusion of the Tonga speaking people in the running of tis country for they are equally fully Zambians. Brother LUNGU, you are almost there getting it right. I should think HH is also smiling whereeverhe is. INFINTU NI LUNGU.

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