President Edgar Lungu has today dismissed Information Minister and Chief Government Spokesperson Dr Chishimba Kambwili with immediate effect.
In a statement released to the media by State House, the President has since appointed Kampamba Mulenga, MP as the new Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services.
No reasons were given for the dismissal of Dr Kambwili.
Below is the full statement released by state House
PRESIDENT LUNGU APPOINTS MS.KAMPAMBA MULENGA AS NEW INFORMATION MINISTER
LUSAKA, (TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016)——His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia has appointed Hon. Kampamba Mulenga, MP as Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services taking over from Hon. Chishimba Kambwili, MP, whose services have been terminated with immediate effect.
The new Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services is Member of Parliament for Kalulushi Constituency on the Copperbelt Province.
The President has encouraged the new Minister to serve diligently and with high levels of integrity as she takes up this important role.
The President is confident that the added attributes of youth and female gender will spur the Minister to work even harder to promote the cause of women and youth in decision making.
Hon. Mulenga previously served as District Commissioner for Kalulushi before she entered active politics.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
(PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS)