New Cabinet Ministers
New Cabinet Ministers

President Edgar Lungu has appointed Reverand Godfridah Sumaili to head the newly created Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs.

President Lungu’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Affairs Amos Chanda disclosed to Journalists at State House that Reverand Sumaili has since been nominated as a Member of Parliament.

Mr Chanda said Reverand Sumaili now becomes the eight person to be nominated to Parliament which is the constitutional limit.

He said the appointment is however subject to Parliamentary approval since the Ministry was just created recently.

Mr Chanda said Reverand Sumaili will be swore in immediately after Parliament approves the creation of the new Ministry.

Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu has sworn-in the first eight members of his new Cabinet and ten provincial ministers.

These include Defense Minister Davies Chama, Finance Minister Felix Mutati, Home Affairs Minister Seven Kampyongo, Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba and Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya.

Others that have been sworn-in are Commerce Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe, Minister of National Development and Planning Lucky Mulusa and Minister of Labor Joyce Nonde-Simukoko.

President Lungu has also sworn 10 provincial Ministers who include Sydney Mushanga for Central Province, Bowman Lusambo for Copperbelt Province and Nixon Chilangwa for Luapula Province.

Others are Malozo Sichone for Muchinga Province, Brian Mundubile for Northern Province, Makebi Zulu for Eastern Province, Japhen Mwakalombe for Lusaka Province, Richard Kapita for North Western Province, Edify Hamukale for Southern Province and Nathaniel Mubukwanu for Western Province.

And speaking this morning during the swearing-in ceremony at State House, President Lungu says the next five years will determine whether the people will decide to maintain the PF in office beyond 2021.

He says it is important that the members of his working team work according to the expectations of the people and deliver the much needed development across the country.

The Head of State says this is not the time to make speeches but rather work in accordance with the campaign promises.

He has advised the ministers not to hesitate to consult on matters that they are not sure of if they are to make in their respective positions.

And to the Provincial Ministers, President Lungu has advised them to work hand in hand with traditional leaders so that they understand fully the challenges the people are facing.

He says previously, he was receiving reports of some Provincial Ministers quarreling with chiefs saying this should not be the case now.

He has since warned that he does not want to make reshuffles or dismiss some members due to non performing and thus the need for them to work hard and develop the nation.

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65 COMMENTS

  1. Eiissh…………….. the most brutal tyrant called his country and Zambia twins! What does that tell you?

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    • I THINK THE WORST AND BRUTAL TYRANT IS YOURSELF WHO REMAINS “Anonymous”. WHY ARE YOU HIDING YOUR IDENTITY?

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    • What a waste of money, why not spend the money you will allocate to this new ministry to UTH, You can call yourself a Christian nation, even names every other province after the 12 disciples and call state house the house of God, but as long as you are corrupt, lazy, dishonest as a nation, nothing will change.
      How can a country which has 80% of its people calling them selves Christians have 90% corruption levels, have 99% of its workforce report for work late or do their own business during working house. Unless you all repent and turn from all the wicked ways, Zambia will remain poor and God will even inflict more pain on you for putting his name in disrepute/vain. Tell me if there is anything different from Zambia a Christian nation and say Zimbabwe or Botswana, What can other…

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    • And who told you the names people use here are there real names? Chisenga don’t expose your ignorance please napapata

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    • WHEN LUNGU WAS SWORN BY THE REGISTRAR, HE USED A RED BIBLE MEANING THAT HE WAS CATHOLIC. I ASKED MYSELF AS TO WHEN DID HE BECOME A CATHOLIC? VERY SOON WE WILL SEE HIM RECEIVING THE HOLY COMMUNION WITHOUT BEING BAPTISED. HE WILL JUST GIVE SOME MONEY TO SOME PRIEST AND HE WILL BE DECLARED A CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN. HE DID IT WITH ECZ TO BE DECLARED WINNER AND THE CONCOURT TO IGNORE THE PETITION. REMEMBER CHILUBA, WHO WAS NOT A CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN, WAS GIVEN THE HOLY COMMUNION AT ST. IGNATIUS. MORALITY IN ZAMBIA HAS COMPLETELY COLLAPSED. LUNGU IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE APPALLING DOCILITY AND NAIVETY OF ZAMBIANS.

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    • You have 2 critical security ministries run by tribal lunatics lozi shoter chama and plane runway attack specialist tupyongo add to this Edgars careless talk right combination for chaos.No level headedness.

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    • JUSTICE OF GOD. PSALMS 73.

      HH, GBM, PASTOR MUMBA, UPND AND ZAMBIANS OF GOOD WILL: “ALL OF YOU THAT HONOUR THE LORDAND OBEY THE WORD OF HIS SERVANT,THE PATH YOU WALK MAY BE DARK INDEED, BUT TRUST IN THE LORD, RELY ON YOUR GOD.” ISAIAH 50:10
      I LOOK TO THE MOUNTAINS; WHERE WILL MY HELP COME FROM? MY HELP WILL COME FROM THE LORD, WHO MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH. HE WILL NOT LET YOU FALL; YOUR PROTECTOR IS ALWAYS AWAKE. PSALMS 121:1-3 + (4-8).

      ECL, AND PF, ECZ, CONCOURT JUDGES, THE POLICE AND OTHERS: “ALL OF YOU THAT PLOT TO DESTROY OTHERS WILL BE DESTROYED BY YOUR OWN PLOTS. THE LORD HIMSELF WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN; YOU WILL SUFFER A MISERABLE FATE.” ISAIAH 50:11

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    • Joyce Nonde does not know the dress code for swearing-in ceremonies. This is the first time a lady has appeared in a pair of trousers for a swearing-in ceremony. This is like Panji Kaunda turning up in shorts.

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    • Has this New Ministry been ratified by Parliament ? or does the President in new constitution have unlimited powers to create Ministries at will without any form of Checks. If so then how are we going to put a tight lid on fiscal Management when there are policies working in the opposite direction as well …. it also brings to question the creation of new districts ?? Zambia is at an inflection point when it comes to economic realignment and if we miss it in the next 5 years ……?????????

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    • Cluelessness re-loaded and on steroids. Despite having some experience running a nation he still has no idea setting priorities and cutting costs.

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    • Those who say the creation of the ministry is a waste of money, so you would rather have the country wate resources on petition that matters to do with God, right?

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    • @Shameless. Have you ever seen Mrs Clinton in a skirtbor dress and this is in America, the mother of all dress etiquette?

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    • The new Ministry of National Misguidance and Religious Deception! Is this the same loose and hot Sumaili who was at Standard Chartered in the early 1990s?

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    • Am imagining the next five years and i like it!!! if you dont like it with PF in the next half a decade its your on problem and not everyone’s so deal with it or hug a Zesco pole line.

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    • It’s for the lucrative weapons supply tenders, especially that the road contracts from chinese loans are no more. We’ll see a ballooned MoD budget & serious amassing of wealth for Davies Chama, ECL & PF as a party.

      Everything in the Patriotic Front today starts and ends with money. It’s about self-enrichment, corruption, kick-backs from Govt tenders, Govt Jobs for relatives. Its got nothing to do with servicing the masses.

      Patriotic Front is not about its ideals; it’s about benefits to an individual. Belonging to the Patriotic Front is not much more so a political decision but a business one – it is a source of livelihood and not of service to one’s country and people.

      It’s gonna be a looooooong 5years. It may even go for 10years, even 27years especially that they know how to…

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    • @native
      a tribalist is you who sees tribe in everything. Just asking which tribe should have been appointed to the Defense ministry? Preach peace and unity not tribes you didn’t choose to be that tribe you belong to.

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    • Far better than HH becoming president…….worst tribalist!!
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA…..

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  2. What happened to that list which was being circulated by Tayali and other PF sympathisers, which included Clive Chirwa, Dambisa Moyo, Magande, Chibamba Kanyama, Mizinga Melu, Simbyakula, Panji Kaunda etc. Now that he has nominated all the 8, that marks the end of political careers for the likes of John Phiri and Simbyakula

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    • @The Chosen One.
      The list you just showed above contains too many decent names who have reputations to protect. When I first heard of that list, I was also thinking that our country may have a chance of resuscitation if it was true. But again our president can never appoint any decent or intelligent person to a ministerial position. I also thought about why any person as intelligent as Ng’andu Magande or Dambisa Moyo would risk their reputations working with crooks? It would actually make these respected individuals look very dull at the end of the day because the damage that has been done is already big and repair time needed is also huge meaning Zambians can start looking at genuine solutions as failures.

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    • No self-respecting Zambian will risk contagion with PF, Lungu and his corrupt ways. Who can forget how Prof Chirwa was mishandled and humiliated? PF will only attract desperate individuals who will do anything for money.

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  3. BREAKING NEWS…HH has been appointed minister of hatred,bitterness and petition affairs.

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  4. His appointment comes as a result of a need to have a balanced cabinet and dedicated men and women with expertise in their respective fields and discharge their duties diligently to the peoples expectations.

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  5. …CONT’D

    It’s gonna be a looooooong 5years. It may even go for 10years, even 27years especially that they know how to “win”elections no matter the outcome.

    The rest of their blind followers are either BRAIN-WASHED, tribalistic, plain styopet or a combination of all 3 to varying degrees. They’re being robbed in daylight while they dance to a boostele song.

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    • Sour grapes @maloza, you will die of bitterness! If you dont want to endure the 5 years under PF, go hang your self.

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  6. Ino ba syamunene kayi mbuti. ede mwakubona kwintila. you uneat one. chamana. Bwato bwamusiya, which way dununa, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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  7. Yes, when the idea of Religious Affairs came up I thought it needed to be combined with National Guidance though I still feel we did not need to created a new Ministry but to attached them as Departments under an existing Ministry e.g Ministry of Information. We CERTAINLY NEED NATIONAL ORIENTATION TO REKINDLE PATRIOTISM WHICH HAS BEEN ON A DECLINE and to reduce on TRIBAL AFFILIATION AT THE EXPENSE OF NATIONAL COHESION!

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    • When Bembas complain about tribal cohesion you know what they want – domination of others. These people cannot accept that other Zambians have their own cultures, languages, and heroes. So what national guidance will Lungu give other than guiding other tribes to accept Bemba domination?

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    • Bwana Buck Teeth Lungu, it’s Lungu who is the appointing authority. Ask him why he is appointing them. Also, Bembas have not imposed their language, culture etc. Those things have a tendency to impose themselves. Anyway, you hate the language and everything Bemba. So what’s your problem?

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  8. THIS IS A COMPLETELY USELESS MINISTRY. We’ve been through that road before & it didn’t end well. FTJ had D/minister with Religious desk at state-house while he was sleeping with another man’s wife.

    We need productive Ministries that will empower our youths e.g. each youth to have a skill even without education, e.g. Tailoring, Carpentry, Welding, Electrical/electronics, brick-laying, agric etc.

    No country can develop without Artisans. If you watched ESCAPE FROM SOBERER, that’s why upon arrival, the skilled Jews were separated from the unskilled who were sent straight to gas chambers.

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  9. What a waste of a system. Is there any logic in being called a christian nation when devils scares are visible in a cursed nation which a history of accepting evil slogans blindly? Now see this One Zambia One Nztion motto was created after fradulently altering the barotse agreement and the disbanding democracy to one party dictatorship by kk. The motto was also created with intentions to politically dominate the ethinic groupings that supported ANC LED BY NKUMBULA. The motto also promoted illegal occupation of area with rich resources by disciminating idegenous groups e.g on the copperbelt, lamba were segregated to work in the mines but subjected to work as cooks and cleaners, etc.
    Christian nation slogan introduced by chiluba was meant to blind zambian about their consciousness. For…

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  10. Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs is a waste of tax payer’s money. The Government doesnt go to church… Its the individuals… We already go to church. We dont need the State to tell us provide guidance and tell to go to church… The State and the Church are separate… let it remain so.

    The country has no money. Instead of thinking of reducing cabinet, thats when u expand the cabinet. Parliament will meet even to discuss this useless matter… and get paid for that… Shame.

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  11. While a lot of us hold God in the highest esteem than everything else in this world, it is not necessary to create this Ministry as we are passing through a time when we have to save every ngwee as often as possible to cushion our huge foreign debt. Surely don’t we have a sufficient number of Mother church bodies who offer free advice and guidance on various national issues? The next 5 years really scare me!!!

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    • Yes I will continue enjoying by the way Iam one of the beneficially of the system three meals per day plus wealthy distribution (paside)

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  12. What a Joke!You don`t have medication in hospital…students are always striking for there allowances…A joke

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  13. Apparently Dora Sliti has been appointed as the Minister for Presidential Groinery Sansamcation! Awa, mutenya wasona sinamukuka sami u katalize, wa mwenkaula ni lipai kuyo siya ki myeeto shangwe!

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  14. wina alila wina aseka,
    iam happy to see minister of works being replaced by a mother, mother show us your mother hood

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  15. Most stupid wasteful thing to do. It would have made sense to have a hunger/poverty ministry to tackle real issues. Is there a ministry for those who are not religious such as some known hypocrites.

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  16. You people, why are you still fighting?

    Can’t you stop fighting and do some work?

    Time for campaigning is now over.

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  17. Ba dudumwezi mwabombeni thats if you work. I just wished you could have had come up with better strategies for your party. You are so good at name calling, social media, bitterness yet you fail to translate this yo winning an election. What evil you are wishing over The President and Zambia wont happen, if i were you i would be preparing for evidence for ICC.

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  18. Reverand who? Isnt she the one who has a child with a ACCA holder who is not too well these days but the husband a lawyer has accepted as his own?

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  19. @ mutinta
    pf propaganda has sunk u so low that u are now comparing I .C .C to the concourt? Kikikiki. Really propaganda works.

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  20. This appointment is as misguided as the naming of “Gabon disaster heroes stadium” .Where is the minister of ICT ,mobile money affairs and the digital age Bwana Lungu?

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  21. ‘National Guidance and Religious Affairs’ – whatever that means. Does anyone know? Which religions and what kind of ‘guidance’ will be the remit of this ministry? The world over, history is replete with human carnage where the State has been mixed with Religion – Many wars and conflicts even today, have connotations of the folly of seeking religious edicts to rule nations or prescribing human behaviours according to the same. Let people worship freely but privately. This latest ‘holier than thou’ attitude will be part of the nail that will seal Zambia’s disintegration. Leave religion out of governance – let it exist, but privately and personally. In any case, even the declaration of Zambia as a christian country is meaningless and ridiculous. We are in practice and essence,…

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  22. It was Partrotic Front when under right people. Today it is run by Parthetic Fools (PF). How surely can this president appoint some one without a ministry? And a person called a woman of God accept that. At least she should have said let it be ratified by parliament then I will take it up. The question is why have we sold our godly rights to money? Right now she has started drawing a salary without a ministry. God give wisdom to Lungu so that he can lead this country wisely

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