President Edgar Lungu says his Cabinet reshuffles are meant to boost government performance.
President Lungu says it is part of his responsibilities to make reshuffles to the Cabinet.
He says the movements in Cabinet positions do not mean one minister or another has failed to perform.
President Lungu also says he is a team player and acts as a coach of the Cabinet who can re-position any of the players so that the team wins.
The Head of State said this at State House after he swore in newly appointed Minister of Mines and Minerals Development, Richard Musukwa and Permanent Secretary – Budget and Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance, Emmanuel Pamu.
Others are Permanent Secretary -Legislative Drafting at the Ministry of Justice, Andrew Nkunika and Commissioner of Police-Luapula Province, Elias Chushi.
President Lungu has told the newly appointed officials that the nation is highly expectant of their positive contributions.
He has also directed Mr. Musukwa to perform not only to his expectations but also to the expectations of the miners and help improve their welfare.
President Lungu has also tasked Mr. Musukwa to look into the awarding of contracts and services by the Mines so that the companies begin engaging local people instead of foreigners only.
Meanwhile, the Head of State has told Mr. Chushi to help Government raise the confidence of the people in the Police Service