Lungu swears in Malama as Health PS

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President Edgar Lungu has sworn in Ministry of Health Spokesperson Kennedy Malama as Permanent Secretary for administration and calls to him to prioritise the procurement of medicine to save lives.

Shortly, after swearing in Dr Malama, the President advised the Permanent Secretary not to take a lethargic approach which other Permanent Secretaries and Ministers had taken in their execution of duty.

The President implored the Permanent Secretary not to recline whenever the Ministry of Finance indicated that there was no money to procure drugs, but that he should instead impress upon the Ministry to make them understand that procurement of medicines was an urgent matter.

The President expressed confidence that Dr. Malama was suitable for the job and would work to the expectations of the Zambians.

However, the President cautioned the Permanent Secretary to work within his job description and ensuring that he delegated and supervised his subordinates, as “delegating without supervision is a recipe for failure.”

“I wish you God’s blessings as you take up this new appointment and l know that you will work to the expectations of the Zambian people.” the President said.

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    Please change the face of UTH, it stinks too much in spite of being littered with modern medical equipment.

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      An ace of an appointment/

      Congratulations President Lungu (not Jonathan)

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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      So the president knows that some of his ministers and permanent secretaries are lazy?
      Why not just fire them then?

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      What is Edgar (not Jonathan) still doing at the condemned statehouse? He is supposed to be in Kenya or Rwanda for God sake.
      Please leave….
      You presense at Mutomboko, Kusefya Pa Ngwena both were most boring events of all times.

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    You have shortage of doctors and you are promoting them to seat behind a desk…the minister of health is a doctor, PS is a doctor..when is this stupidity going to end?

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      @ Jay Jay.In any field there is specialization. Dr. Malama is the specialist in Public Health. So don,t expect him to go and work at UTH. At UTH there are people who have specialized in clinical medicine and not public health. If you have specialized in public health you are dealing with health issues at the population level while if you have specialized in clinical medicine, you are dealing with health of an individual (patient). The appointment is excellent.

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    Congrats Dr Malama. I have known you to be a capable leader. I m very confident you will succeed.

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    Excellent Appointment. People who have worked with Dr Malama will attest that he is a very accommodating and hardworking person. A very competent person indeed.

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    now WE KNOW WHO WAS BEHIND THE LATE MOYO,s SUDDEN UNEXPLAINED DEATH CIRCUMSTANCES ,,,IT IS SAID YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY APPOINTMENTS, MUNTHU WAS JUST BURRIED YESTERDAY LELO MWAPYANA, THIS IS UN ZAMBIAN

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