Immediate past FAZ vice president Boniface Mwamelo has supported the appointment of Ponga Liwewe as FAZ General Secretary.
FAZ on Thursday appointed Liwewe as its General Secretary and Lombe Mbalashi as his deputy during a lengthy executive committee meeting in Lusaka.
The position of General Secretary fell vacant after the resignation of George Mwila Kasengele hours after the FAZ elections held two months ago.
“The appointment of the new FAZ General Secretary is a welcome move considering that the position has been vacant for two months,” Mwamelo said on Friday.
“I do believe that the new General Secretary is equal to the task and he should be able to deliver to the expectations of Zambians,” he said.
Ex-FAZ executive committee member Henchel Chitembeya also welcomed the appointment of Liwewe.
“I am pleased with this appointment of Ponga Liwewe as FAZ General Secretary. This is a step in the right direction,” Chitembeya said.