President Edgar Lungu has said that he would be announcing the creation of four Ministries which would be subject to ratification by the National Assembly.
Speaking at Statehouse today when he swore in cabinet Ministers, the President stated that Zambia has abundant water resource and that water shortages should be addressed adequately hence the need for a Ministry that will work on this.
The President also announced that Housing will be realigned to Infrastructure development to address the housing challenges that the country was currently faced with.
The President expressed deep concern that a lot of people in the country were still living in substandard houses more than 50 years after Zambia’s independence.
The President implored the Ministers not to forget the pronouncements that the Patriotic Front (PF) made to the Zambian people by focusing on service delivery to the Zambian people.
President Lungu underscored the need for the Ministers to actualise the pronouncements that the PF made to the Zambian people and that they should be guided by the Manifesto to execute their work.
The President advised some Ministers whose victory in the August 11 general elections is being challenged in the courts of law not to be swayed by that, but focus on service delivery to the Zambian people.
“We should remember what we promised the people of Zambia. The manifesto is there to guide, so let’s go and work,” The President said.