President Edgar Lungu has elevated Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Margaret Mwanakatwe to the post of Minister Finance and National Planning taking over from Felix Mutati who has been moved to Works and Supply in the same capacity.
President Lungu has also appointed Patriotic Front (PF) Parliamentary Chief Whip Richard Musukwa as the new Minister of Mines and Minerals Development, taking over from Chrisopher Yaluma who has become Minister of Commerce.
The Head of State has also elevated PF, Deputy Chief Whip Stephen Chungu to the position of Chief Whip while, Mutale Chanda is the new Deputy Chief Whip.
This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda in Lusaka today.
Mr. Chanda stated that President Lungu has terminated the appointment of Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Mulenga Kaziya and replaced him with General Education Minister Dennis Waichinga.
He added that Energy Minister David Mabumba has been taken to General Education and Mathews Nkuwa moves to Ministry of Energy.
Other changes Mr. Chanda announced are Dora Siliya who has gone to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services taking over from Mulenga Kampamba who is the new Minister of Livestock and Fisheries replacing Micheal Katambo who has gone to the Ministry of Agriculture.
Mr. Chanda further added that the Head of State has also swapped Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo with his counterpart Lusaka Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe, while Western Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu has been swapped with North Western Province Minister Richard Kapita.
The Presidential Spokesman clarified that, the changes are with immediate effect.