President Edgar Lungu flanked by the Vice President Inonge Wina take official photo with the newly appointed Zambian Ambassador to Turkey Joseph Chilengi (2nl), newly appointed Controller of Internal Audit in the Ministry of Finance Joyce Sundano (l), newly appointed Zambia Correction Services Commissioner Everlisto Kalonga (2nr) and newly appointed Permanent Secretary at Cabinet office Augustine Mwenya at State House shortly after swearing in ceremony

President Edgar Lungu has reshuffled some Permanent Secretaries in a bid to streamline government operations and curb against abuse of government resources.

The Head of State has promoted Kashell Mwenya Director for Strategic Planning in the Management Development Division at Cabinet Office to Permanent Secretary in charge of remuneration division.

Mr Mwenya takes over from Dr Ronald Simwinga who has been transferred to Ministry of Foreign Affairs in charge of a new portfolio of administration which has been created to promote efficiency and effective service delivery.

President Lungu has also with immediate effect transferred Ministry of National Development Planning Permanent Secretary Dr Auxilia Ponga to the Ministry of Gender to replace Dr Felix Phiri who has been moved to Ministry of General Education to be in charge of Administration.

President Lungu’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda announced the transfers in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today.

Mr Chanda said President Lungu had resolved to create the positions of permanent secretary in charge of administration as part of the restructuring process at the Ministry to ensure prudent use of government resources and prevention of abuse of resources.

The Presidential Aide said the Head of State made the changes in accordance with the provisions of article 92(2) (e) and 92 (1) of the constitution of the republic of Zambia.

Mr Chanda said President Lungu has since tasked permanent secretaries as controlling officers to eliminate malpractices of wasting public resources.

He further said that President Lungu wants to see a complete change in the Auditor General’s report s where several ministries, government departments and public officers have been cited for gross financial mismanagement and plunder of public resources.

President Lungu has also directed law enforcement agencies to be proactive and act swiftly on reported cases of abuse.

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32 COMMENTS

    • Where does Sr.Auxillia Ponga take money to Catholic church?
      Fr. Bwalya deserves a job too please, minister of information will fit him well.

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    • This is a weak president who is toothless and lacks foresight there is too much waste, corruption, indecisiveness and plain theft in this government all the man says is give me evidence. Use your state machinery damn it!

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    • Lungu is a complete joke, waste of presidency.

      These thieves must be removed from office and dealt with harshly.

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    • We don’t want transfers but sackings! We need these selfish top govt officers to be released they have caused so much damage! So many PS, Ministers, Policy makers, DCs etc that have been abusing their offices. Its too much, its too much enough is enough fire these chaps without benefits or gratuity!

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    • Diaspora is a waste of people. They contribute nothing to this country except insults, bitterness and hate. While Asian immigrants open factories here, they choose to be second class citizens in a foreign land and add no value to the Zambian economy. While exposed to advanced technologies, they have nothing to show to the industrialisation of this country except condemn their children to perpetual ridicule at the hands of the white man who throws bananas at them….what a shame…..

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    • Fr Frank Francis Bwalya-Chiyabi is undecided between PF and UPND (being from South), and between PF and NDC that Kambwili has demonstrated what the Catholic leadership has been advocating for especially by the Bishops through pastoral letters. Just observe he has been conspicuously mute as Party Spokesperson when the MBWILI is tearing PF apart leaving Sunday Chanda to only keep insulting the bulldozing CK like a half-dead mosquito

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  1. Why have two PSs at General Education? This is part of the very confusion they are trying to avoid.
    Move around and fire some ministers – Why so much fear in the head of state.
    Disaster!

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  2. He is reshuffling the same old cards and expecting change..really laughable…wasted years indeed…why not let Cabinet Office hire technocrats you lazy dull moron Edgar!!

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    • You want to communicate with insults, I think a lot of bloggers can give you that. The constitution empowers the president to appoint PSs, since when should Cabinet Office do that??? You are busy wiping white peoples behinds there and you want to insults the president and show us how the government should run yet you don’t even understand the constitution??? I suggest you tone down and focus on the issue at hand and not insult people!!! There are a lot of educated Zambians ready to take up leadership; you are a wasted citizen who contributes nothing to the betterment of this country except display your vile and uncouth behavior you are copying from those white people. YOU ARE DESPICABLE.

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    • Reshuffling mediocrity …unlike dynamic Singapore ,isn’t that how Zed wasted 53yrs and remained a 3rd world sh1thole ?

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    • @Mzamani: You understand nothing about governance and contribute nothing to the economy. Aku pipa fye aba sungu, that’s what good fringe citizens do.

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    • I DOUBT IT, THE LEVELS OF CORRUPTION HAS ENTRENCHED IN GRZ IS TOTALLY UNIMAGINABLE TO OUR DEAR PRESIDENT. THOSE ADVISING HIM WILL ENSURE HE IS MISLED AND MISINFORMED TO ENSURE SAFE CASH TRANSFERS INTO THEIR ACCOUNTS – “CONFUSE AND EAT AND PUTILILA PO”

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    • @Zambian Citizen
      When are you going to wake up kanshi? The reasons why most bloggers are against the President is that the level of mediocricy with the current leadership has escalated so much. Corruption has heightened to so much! (Read AG Report). This decision for example is so poor cos he is probably reshuffling the same old non-performing people.
      Believe you me, people on the ground are not happy with your ECL.

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    • AG report existed even during Mwanawasa, how many people did Levy arrest because of AG report?? ZERO!! Then you want to lump all the blame on one guy today??? DISGUSTING!!! Kambwili was busy shouting corruption, who is corrupt today??? Who got arrested for corruption??? This corruption rhetoric is nothing but an evil plan meant for weak minded people like you so you can hate ECL. It will never work on me.It almost worked with FTJ and RB but as history shows us, NONE WERE CONVICTED, it was all an evil plan by some unsavoury elements.

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  3. “…He further said that President Lungu wants to see a complete change in the Auditor General’s report s where several ministries, government departments and public officers have been cited for gross financial mismanagement and plunder of public resources…”

    I told you this corrupt theif will call for a cease fire in looting and corruption…..he can not fire anyone as he is corruption reinvested

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  4. We all know mushota to be one of the most corrupt permanent secretaries. If you were serious in your reshuffles he should have been the first to be moved, if not removed. Lungu be serious for once. Move mushota and shawa at agriculture. Stop playing around and grow up. We know what’s going on. Reshuffle ps energy and defense. Bushe ukakula lwisa kanshi

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  5. Under5s bloggers level of understanding governance in pathetic. You could’ve been the same 1diots if the tongas who are frustrating govt programs were sucked. Ecl means well to all Zambians. @Zambians citizen has told you the truth and alk you’ve decided is to take turns at insulting him. While other nationals are busy taking development to their native countries from overseas, our jj is busy trading in insults and hoping to contribute positive to zambias development. Under5s are truly wankas.

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  6. What has the Presidents office got to do with the appointment of the Controller of Internal Audit? That is the job of the PSMD….

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  7. LUNGU must just retire that corrupt PS Henry Tukombe at the general Education. Why fearing him. The guy has failed tremendously. Some how Tukombe has been put in a fix because he will no longer be in charge of administration and HR at the ministry

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