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President Lungu appoints Ephraim Mateo as North West PS

General News President Lungu appoints Ephraim Mateo as North West PS

President Edgar Lungu receives an affidavit of Oath from North-Western Province Permanent Secretary Ephraim  Mateyo during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on Wednesday, January 27,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA/STATE HOUSE
President Edgar Lungu receives an affidavit of Oath from North-Western Province Permanent Secretary Ephraim Mateyo during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on Wednesday, January 27,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA/STATE HOUSE

President Edgar Lungu has appointed former Police Inspector General Ephraim Mateo as Permanent secretary for North Western Province.

And President Lungu has also appointed Owen Zulu as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Higher Education, Emmanuel Mali as Public Policy specialists at Cabinet Office while contracts for Patrick Nkanza and Joseph Wakafumba have not been renewed.

Mr. Mateo takes over from Amos Malupenga who has been moved to the ministry of local government and housing in the same capacity.

Other changes made were Misheck Lungu who has been moved from the Minister of Local government and Housing to the Ministry of Transport and Communication replacing Bololwa Miyamba who has moved to Cabinet Office as Permanent secretary in the remuneration Department.

And Labour and Social Security Permanent Secretary Trevor Kaunda has been moved to the Ministry of Lands taking over from Barnaby Mulenga who takes over his position.

And Speaking during the swearing in ceremony in Lusaka, President Lungu urged the Permanent Secretaries not to engage in active politics.

Meanwhile, the Committee on Government Mining Industries Technical Audit chaired by Sixtus Mulenga has submitted the audit report instituted to investigate the state of Zambia’s Mining Industry.

Presenting the report to the President, Labour and Social Security Minister Fackson Shamenda said once report is scrutinized, it will help government in addressing the challenges in the mining sector.

President Edgar Lungu congratulates Newly appointed  North-Western Province Permanent Secretary Ephraim  Mateyo during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on Wednesday, January 27,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA/STATE HOUSE
President Edgar Lungu congratulates Newly appointed North-Western Province Permanent Secretary Ephraim Mateyo during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on Wednesday, January 27,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA/STATE HOUSE

18 COMMENTS

    • Kwena
      You are happy for this man?There are career civil servants who deserve this appointment how do you think they feel?This is leadership failure.He should have gone for the young men and women who have been trained for these jobs and not retirees to make it worse who are not even trained for this job.Obviuosly this has political expediency written all over it.

    • Here is a retired man who is being recycled.

      The man was born in 1941 do the math.

      At that time even my grandfather was not even born!

      I am 27.

      Thanks

      BB2014

    • So you are happy to get Nkanza out of the way and bring someone older than his father in his place? Both actions stink! We should be moving forward not jumping back into cess pools…

    • yes the old man is displined and has the work ethics not the young ones who are very excited,file lwalafye aids fiswaini when given such positions,ifililo daily ku chingwele

  1. So mateyo will report to a boss (provincial minister) young enough to be his last born son? Life if not well planned ili bad ayi? That’s why we should all aspire to be where the likes of HH, GBM, David Trump, Bill Gates, Dangote are. Lets plan for life beyond being taken care of by tax payers. For how long are the tax payers going to be putting food on Mateyos table?

  2. I AGREE WITH NJOBVU ,NKAZA HAS REALLY HELPED TO DECAMPAGN HE LUNGU IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR.THE CBU SITUATION IS VERY SAD .MAYBE THE PRESIDENT SHUD CONSIDER REMOVING HON KAINGU TOO.LOOK CBU STUDENTS TODATE ARE NOT PAID MEAL ALLOWANCE DESPITE PRESIDENT LAST WEEK SAYING IT IS A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING .PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENT REMOVE HON KAINGU HE HAS MADE U LOSE POPULARITY AT CBU .LECTURERS,WORKERS AND STUDENTS NOW ARE AGAINST YOU . I PITY YOU

  3. This is a big demotion for a man who is a firmer cabinet minister and former IG of Police. But I guess it is better than doing nothing at home.

  4. We have young and energetic professionals who can do better than appointing people from the archives.This is really a let down on youths who are just used as tools of violence.Former IG,was dropped owing to a corruption tag he had.I am alive to the fact that the decision to send him as ambassador to German flopped due to corrupt activities he was involved in.I do not know if he was cleared by the courts of law?
    Youths should not just be used as ladders for political expedience.They need to have a special place in public service.

  5. If an old brain has a positive mind, and able to work hard, I believe is far better than young people with bad attitude and chongololo kind of behaviour. The question here should be whether or not this man is able to make things move. Equally, I would have loved to see a young person appointed, but be able to make things happen! Old or young – does not matter.

  6. How do you appoint dead wood for a province that is in a hurry to develop? Is mere political expediency the idea behind this appointment? Should have gone for a younger person not that fossil.

  7. yes the old man is displined and has the work ethics not the young ones who are very excited,file lwalafye aids fiswaini when given such positions,ifililo daily ku chingwele

  8. The youth in Zambia are very misguided and seem not to realize that their daily mantra of rubbishing any older person appointed to a position of responsibility is a form age discrimination. Robert Neil Butler, an American gerontologist, coined the term ageism to describe discrimination and stereotyping of individuals particularly the elderly. In the US and Europe it is regarded with the same repugnance as racism and sexism.

    Are the young bloggers criticizing the appointment of Ephraim Mateyo serious? I know of extremely brilliant university academics in their 50s, 60s, and even 70s teaching advanced scientific and mathematical courses to students young enough to be their children or even grandchildren. None of the ill-informed young bloggers can match these old intellectuals.

    Our…

  9. Our young people should realize that what matters is not your age but what value you are adding to this country’s well – being, regardless of your age!

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