President Edgar Lungu has appointed new Ministers for the newly created Ministries. In a Statement released to the media by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda, the President has elevated UPND MP Greyford Monde to full Cabinet Minister to head a newly created Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock and the appointment takes effect immediately..
Below is the full statement
PRESIDENT LUNGU NAMES NEW MINISTERS
LUSAKA (Tuesday, September 6, 2015)- His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia has appointed Hon. Steven Kampyongo and Hon. Greyford Monde as Cabinet Ministers and Chawama MP, Hon. Lawrence Sichalwe as Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice-President.
President Lungu also assigned Her Honour the Vice-President, Mrs Inonge Wina as Minister for National Planning in addition to her current portfolio.
Mr. Kampyongo is the new Minister of Local Government and Housing taking over from Dr. John Phiri who moves to the Ministry of General Education. Hon. Monde is the new Minister for Fisheries and Livestock.
The Head of State has assigned Hon. Christopher Yaluma as Minister of Mines and Minerals Development. The ministers for Energy and Water Development and for Communications and Transport will be named in due course. Hon. Yamfwa Mukanga remains as Minister for Works and Supply. Hon. Michael Kaingu has been assigned the new Ministry of Higher Education.
The new appointees: Hon. Kampyongo, Hon. Monde and Hon. Sichalwe will be sworn-in on Thursday, October 8 2015.
The changes are with immediate effect.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
(PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS)