President Edgar Lungu has with immediate effect appointed former Munali Member of Parliament Mumbi Phiri as Patriotic Front (PF) Deputy Secretary General.
President Lungu in his capacity has PF president has also appointed Mrs. Phiri as member of the Central Committee of the ruling party.
The President has since directed Mrs. Phiri to immediately take steps to mobilise the party by enhancing the on-going membership recruitment drive to grow the party from all willing Zambians.
The Head of State emphasized that the PF is a social-democratic movement founded on the principle of inclusiveness where any willing citizen was welcome.
Mr. Lungu said the PF is a party that is always informed by diversity of content and character in terms of both ideas and individuals.
And Mrs. Phiri has assured President Lungu that her first task will be to undertake a countrywide membership recruitment drive to attract all Zambians eligible for membership under the PF party constitution.
Meanwhile, the President has appointed 16 District Commissioners for the entire Western province.
Among those appointed is former Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) Mangango Member of Parliament and Commerce, Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Robert Chiseke as District Commissioner for Kaoma.
Others are Freda Luhila (Nkeyema), Precious Muyenga Ndui (Senanga), Vivien Mubukwanu ( Mulobezi), Albertina Mwanamwalye (Mwandi) , Siyamana Mubita (Luampa) , Captain Nyambe Sampaya ( Shangombo) and Mubiana Mutomena for Sioma district.
The rest are Captain Limwanya ( Sesheke), Alfred Miyato ( Kalabo), Kufuka Kufuka ( Sikongo), Teddy Chimbinde ( Nalolo), Morris Litula ( Lukulu), Joster Manjolo ( Lukulu West-Mitete), Ndombo Litambo (Limulunga) and Simasiku Kamona for Mongu district.
President Lungu has since instructed Secretary to Cabinet Roland Msiska to employ the 16 district commissioner’s in the civil service and deploy them to their respective districts.
This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka this evening by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda.