President Edgar Lungu has appointed and swore in Patriotic Front Petauke Central Member of Parliament Dora Siliya as Energy and Water Development Minister.
President Lungu also swore in Livingstone Central PF member of Parliament Lawrence Evans as Deputy Minister of Livestock and Fisheries.
President Lungu has since urged the two appointees to apply themselves diligently to their new roles and assist Government meet aspirations of the Zambian people.
And Ms. Siliya told Reporters that the appointment is humbling.
“My family and I are deeply humbled by the confidence by the Head of State in giving me this opportunity to serve the Zambian people. We are peace loving citizens and with our collective efforts, we will ensure we attend to the problems facing the energy sector” Ms. Siliya said.
And the President has also sworn in Livingstone Central member of Parliament Lawrence Evans as Deputy minister of Livestock and Fisheries and announced that all Deputy Ministers will by Monday next week start attending Cabinet meetings.
President Lungu said that the move will help Deputy Ministers to confidently articulate Government policies in various forums such as parliament.
The President’s decision follows the pronouncement he made when he just took office in January this year that he would allow cabinet Ministers to attend full cabinet meetings.
And on Livestock and Fisheries, the President says Government has put in place various measures that will see Zambia increase its fish stocks.