Newly appointed Finance Minister Felix Mutati said President Edgar Lungu and his team are competent to manage the economic affairs of the nation.
Speaking when he met senior management staff at the Ministry of Finance, Mr Mutati said President Lungu has a good team which is keen and competent to continue making a positive difference in the social-economic lives of Zambians.
Mr Mutati immediately reported to his office shortly after he was sworn in by President Lungu at State House this morning.
And Catholic Priest Father Charles Chilinda, SJ today blessed Mr Mutati’s office.
In a blessing ceremony this afternoon, Fr. Chilinda prayed for Mr Mutati to continue having a heart of service and not personal gain.
He urged the Minister to focus on the interests of the common good as he tackles the swirling complex of economic challenges in Zambia.
“Father we pray for the government and for our Finance Minister and all those who will be part of his Ministry.
“We come to you as a people who acknowledge constant need for your provision, guidance, wisdom, and protection.
“Grant him wisdom in every dimension of his vast responsibility and bend his heart to see the dignity and sanctity of every single human life and people in all corners of this country, said Fr. Chilinda in his prayers for Mr. Mutati.
Mr. Mutati is a practicing Catholic who congregates at St. Ignatius Parish in Lusaka.