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President Hichilema Names and Swears in 17 Ministers, to announce more tomorrow

Headlines President Hichilema Names and Swears in 17 Ministers, to announce more tomorrow

President Hakainde Hichilema has made his second Cabinet appointment and sworn in 17 Ministers and one Senior Private Secretary.

Speaking during a swearing in ceremony at State House in Lusaka today, President Hichilema urged the Ministers to channel resources from their respective ministries to key areas of the economy.

President Hichilema also stressed the need for appointees to serve the people of Zambia diligently.

President Hichilema, also an economist, urged the incoming Ministers to seal off all financial loopholes without allowing corruption to register its presence in government ministries.

“God loves Zambia because he has given the country everything and it is the responsibility of government to harness the country’s abundant resources and turn them into wealth for the country and its citizens,” he emphasised.

“At all times act for and on behalf of the people of Zambia .You are appointed not for any other reason, but to serve the people of Zambia not just to serve but to serve them diligently” he pointed out.

President Hichilema has also highlighted 3 principles to be used in public procurement of goods, services and works.

“We shall buy goods, services and works at the right price, the right cost, the right quality and the service, goods or works must be delivered within the specified time” the President said.

He further emphasised that his administration will not tolerate corruption, and that the law will be applied where there is graft.

He reminded the ministers that there is always a Fish Eagle around to check what is happening in reference to his watchful oversight.

“There will be a Fish Eagles watching around and the Zambian people too will be watching you,” he concluded

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema receives an affidavit form from Newly sworn in Minister of Defence Hon.Ambrose Lufuma at swearing -in ceremony in Lusaka
PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema receives an affidavit form from
Newly sworn in Minister of Defence Hon.Ambrose Lufuma at swearing -in
ceremony in Lusaka

The President has appointed Kabompo Member of Parliament, Ambrose Lufuma as Minister of Defence, Lusaka Central Member of Parliament, Mulambo Haimbe as Minister of Justice, Monze law maker, Jack Mwiimbu, Home Affairs Minister and Chongwe’s Sylvia Masebo as Minister of Health.

Others are Kapiri Mposhi law maker, Stanley Kakubo as Minister of foreign Affairs, Ndola Central Member of Parliament Frank Tayali, Minister of Transport and Logistics and Elijah Muchima goes to the Ministry of Lands.

Munali Member of Parliament, Mike Mposha takes up the Ministry of Water Development and Sanitation, Brenda Tambatamba becomes Minister of Labour and Social Security and Sheal Mulyata has been posted to Lusaka Province.

Choma Central legislator, Cornelius Mweetwa has been appointed Southern Province Minister and his Chirundu counterpart Douglas Shakalima will be at the Ministry of Education.

President Hichilema has also nominated 4 members of Parliament and has appointed them into ministerial positions.

The nominated MPs are Elisha Matambo who has been appointed Provincial Minister for Copperbelt , Doreen Mwamba ,Minister of Community Development and Felix Mutati takes up the Ministry of Science and Technology while, Charles Milupi becomes Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development and Peter Chibwe will be at the Ministry of Energy.

The President has also appointed and sworn in Felix Chipoya as his Senior Private Secretary.

President Hichilema will tomorrow announce another batch of appointments.

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema with Minister of Health, Sylvia Masebo at swearing -in ceremony in Lusaka.
PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema with Minister of Health, Sylvia
Masebo at swearing -in ceremony in Lusaka.

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema receives an affidavit form from Newly sworn in Southern Province Minister,Cornelius Mweetwa at swearing -in ceremony in Lusaka
PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema receives an affidavit form from
Newly sworn in Southern Province Minister,Cornelius Mweetwa at
swearing -in ceremony in Lusaka

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema receives an affidavit form from Newly sworn in Minister of Lands Richard Muchima at swearing -in ceremony in Lusaka.
PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema receives an affidavit form from
Newly sworn in Minister of Lands Richard Muchima at swearing -in
ceremony in Lusaka.

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema receives an affidavit form from Newly sworn in Minister of Home Affairs at swearing -in ceremony in Lusaka.
PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema receives an affidavit form from
Newly sworn in Minister of Home Affairs at swearing -in ceremony in
Lusaka.

68 COMMENTS

  1. Please correct me. Wasn’t it this same Mr Bally who complained of the cabinet to be too big for Zambia?
    We thought his will be 15 why are we even talking of more to come????
    LIE NUMBER 3
    DAY 15

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  2. Didn’t HH promise to appoint ministers on merit? I see Sylvia Masebo as minister of health: she ain’t no doctor, I see Felix Mutati as minister of science: he has no knowledge of anything science like. So the president has done the same as his predecessor, namely appoint his political friends. Missed chance Bally!

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  3. I expect the Ministry of Religious Affairs to be completely ignored and erase it from the face of cabinet. I expected a more vibrant position for Mweetwa. Never saw Maaebo coming to run the Health Ministry. I really miss President SATA. He was a genius and Was really everywhere. I hope Bally will raise the Standards. I Insist Lungu was the worst we have ever had.

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  4. Once upon a time there was the Beijing Jeep that was selling at $9,000 in the showroom at Top Motors, the Ministry of Local Government bought several at $27,000. Nipano tuli

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  5. By the way, when is HH relinquishing his various roles and positions on boards of various companies. How can we have a president who is also influencing the various top businesses in the country. Very corrupt man. This is conflict of interest of the highest order. Even Trump gave up control of his businesses. We warned you

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  6. Here we go , with that said, it would have made sense for Mweetwa to go Muchinga Province. That guy grew up in Southern Province . I think that is a miss .

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  7. Here we go , with that said, it would have made sense for Mweetwa to go to Muchinga Province. That guy grew up in Southern Province . I think that is a miss .

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  8. He took nearly 20 days to come up with a list of ministers he could have assembled in 20 minutes? Is this a guy who takes time to analyze before making a sound decision? God help us, we have a lazy commander in chief. The lazy name you gave to the other is more befitting now than before. It’s not looking good for the youth, farmers, civil servants, school going – bag of mealie and fuel. Cry my beloved country Zambia.

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  9. It has dawned to the new dawn h² that free education is not real after all. That he is changing the promise to mean, according to himself, minimum level of education about three meals. Nipunka. That he didn’t actually mean all those things he promised like three meals per day per family, literally. K250 per bag per 50kg bag of fertilizer.
    Will the youths and families understand.
    New dawn has dawned? Cabinet in 2 days of the 21 days. Who does that?

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  10. Misappointment of Mutati to Science and Technology.
    He was supposed to be Minister of Commerce.
    What does masebo know about health mwebantu?
    Awe mwe fixer uyu!
    Kaya, this was what the delay was about in Zambia?

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  11. What is so special about Felix Mutati? HH didn’t win the election because of Mutati but because people were simply tired of PF.

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  12. Why don’t we just have deputy ministers eg 12 full ministers and 12 deputies by consolidating or eliminating certain ministries. It looks like we may end up with thirty cabinet ministers.

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  13. Ministerial appointments coming in 3 batches. Nothing extraordinary. Silva needs to rest. Mr Paranoid still in suspense

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  14. Please do a lifestyle audit on all these ministers so that we have a before and after. Also make public their earnings so that we can easily identify the ones looking to get rich quick.

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  15. As someone has mentioned above, we thought HH by virtue of “being meticulous,” would surround himself with technocrats in ministries such as science and technology and health. Turns out HH is just a politician disguised in a technocrat’s suit. As a corporate man, he should know that performance and organization design go hand in hand. A deep working knowledge of the job at hand is essential for the appointee to deliver on target. Mutati is a failed egotistic minister. Masebo has been raised from the wilderness, these are people who will just enrich themselves with COVID funds, watch the space. HH has orchestrated his own downfall.

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  16. Where is Garry Nkombo and Kbf?
    Mutati and masebo should have been given
    Junior roles.Mweetwa should have taken up
    Minstry.lets wait and see.

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  17. The Fish Eagle took time only to give us this bombshell. He appears like he’s has omitted Akafumba for the next cabinet list.
    And since there are no permanent enemies in politics, let’s await for more surprises.
    Is he gonna trim or blot his working team? We wait, look and see.

  18. There are three appointments I didn’t expect, to be honest, but lets see the rationale. No combination of appointments will ever satisfy everyone, however. For those expecting overnight changes or the wave of a magic wand to overhaul the rotten system, hold your fire. Otherwise such expectations will be deemed merely as embarking on a criticism crusade for it’s own sake. I expect systematic, purposeful and effective changes – and therefore will await a reasonable period of time before I proffer my observation.

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  19. MMD is back again. It appears its difficulty to change government in Zambia. You just change names of political parties but the composition is fairly the same people you once said were corrupt and so forth. Its like you are chasing a thief whom you have identified by face and name. They enter into a clothing shop and changes clothes and immediately you see them you start asking if they could help you find the thief. As Zambians our message to politicians should be very clear and candid. So if in 2011 Zambians voted out MMD majorly because of corruption, who was doing corruption? Is it the name MMD or people in MMD? Probably thats why we have never had a covinction of corruption cases of these politicians except for one or two. Do you think Masebo will facilitate the arrest of anyone?

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  20. Masebo. The black Maria thief. She bought hearsies at exorbitant prices and pocketed the rest of the money. She thinks we have short memory. The corrupt is back!

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  21. He thinks that repetitive and boring swearing speech makes any deference to scorpions being ushered in office.
    A supposed two phased cabinet making episode looks out of touch and full of trial and error expedition.
    You were warned not to experiment with leadership.
    You will be presented with the worst cabinet Zambia has never witnessed before.

  22. He thinks that repetitive and boring swearing in speeches makes any difference to scorpions being ushered in office.
    A supposed two phased cabinet making episode looks out of touch and full of trial and error expedition.
    You were warned not to experiment with leadership.
    You will be presented with the worst cabinet Zambia has never witnessed before.

  23. No wonder it took him this long…these are all crooked ministers….worse than PF Bandits….kikikiki Forward Forwarded….like really…is this all you can come up with

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  24. Iam very surprised with hhs appointments.so wat was he screening about masebo mutati. The same pipo over and over again. I will never vote for hh again.

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  25. MMD is back…..the same people you voted out…they just came in different costumes…kikiki Bally will fix it….Bally has rebranded MMD…..so MMD is back in full control and using HH as a proxy

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  26. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    Same tired script, movie just different actors!
    Not impressed at all. All that wait only to he given this list. Come on now.
    Masebo shouldn’t have been there please; Milupi should have been at Energy and Mutati would have been better at Commerce and Trade (although getting him away from the Chinese influence is probably much better).
    Maybe department heads will be technocrats.
    Also please make sure they buy their own cars and food, and eliminate waste.

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  27. Deja Vu – Its either you are ignorant or just too lazy to read or observe no wonder Lazy Lungu lost lamentably …you ask what is so special about Mutati? Do you not know that he is part of the alliance…you think those people joined in with UPND so they could see architectural design of HH’s New Kasama Mansion.

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  28. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    I’m guessing Mweetwa may have pissed off HH, remember at one point he threatened to quit and retire.
    What happened to that idea of appointing ministers from the public… does the Constitution still say it has to be an MP? He could have even gave Foreign to Kalaba.

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  29. Please whatever you do? Please do not bring back Religious Ministry under no circumstances …Ministry for Medium & Small busineses is a good idea

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  30. Corruption scandals…. – Why should he give positions to people like Kalaba who refused to join the alliance? Next you will say give Sean Tembo a position

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  31. Spaka and Tarino Orange have been left speechless….heart broken and disappointed with HH Cabinet…hahaha so we just have a mixture of MMD and PF….and seriously it took HH 3 weeks to assemble recycled materials of Politicians…recycled thieves….

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  32. Lobyolo – Edgar Lungu was an extremely lazy man he was only good at dancing also has good handwriting and its not a joke…don’t attempt that reverse psychology

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  33. Tarino Orange thinks HH is a small god….the way he worships HH and his so called New Kasama mansion….thats just earthly possession please Mr Tarino Orange…even you if you steal money from the mines like HH then you can build that same mansion

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  34. Tarino Orange,,,,Mutati….MMD…PF….now UPND hahahaha he is genius…..but when are we going to have new faces….same thieves who have stealing…this is why Zimbabweans are still crying…only Mugabe was removed the rest of the criminals are still there just like in UPND/MMD cabinet

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  35. Tarino Orange I feel for you my brother..I know you’re heartbroken with HH’s MMD re-branded Cabinet…you not the only one who’s disappointed..the majority of voters are just shaking their heads….Silvia Masebo…ok lets have Dora Siliya, Nkandu Luo , Jean Kapita, kampyongo,chitotela etc…kikikikikikiki HH is a danderhead…how did even become rich…looks like through theft

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  36. Very surprising that HH is recycling the same executives who caused the malaise in the previous govts. so what’s the reason for changing govt. only the names of the parties are changing but the same people running the govt ministries . so early in HHs rule we have former ministers from the past 2 govts already in the current govt. no progress will be achieved with these recycled guys. what will happen when the heat starts building up for HH in later years and merit gets thrown to the wind in favor of political survival. is there shortage of manpower or what is the reason to be re -using the same ministers. Musokotwane even said that he knows the ministry of finance very well because he spent a lot of time there. thats ominous because we needed fresh eyes to streamline the systems but…

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  37. All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.” they (alliance) made this victory possible for the president and you expect him to put them kuwire, pf did the same not long ago when your funny looking president with a diastema between his 6 & 7 appointed mutati and other faction members.

    we all know how this thing goes why gasp in astonishment .

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  38. Mweetwa has been overlooked, he is too vibrant to operate as provincial minister.

    Hopefully it is for the purpose of grooming him.

    Of all the constituencies that upnd scooped choma was second with 53,000+ and kanyama was in pole position with the figure matching the capacity of camp nou

  39. This Cabinet looks too huge already for a small population of Zambia with meagre resources. Promises made people make wrong choices. We were told the Cabinet will be small but this is not small. What a disaster already.
    I am also not comfortable to shunt Mweetwa at Provincial level. Maybe he want to rest but he could have been well placed at Communication or Home Affairs.

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  40. A friend of mine complained that the problem with Lungu IS THAT HE DOESN’T APPOINT MINISTERS IN RIGHT MINISTRIES WITH THE RIGHT QUALIFICATIONS. Here we are an accountant in charge of science and technology, an electrical engineer instead of going to the energy ministry goes to inspecting buildings.

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  41. Cornelius Mweetwa should not have been sent out of Lusaka. He is the ruling party’s national spokesperson. He should be appointed Lusaka Province Minister

  42. Mweetwa deserved a higher position trhan that of Provincial Minister.Zoona bamuchinga.
    Of all the people Sylivia Masebo as Health Minister? The Health Ministry is very critical, needed a hard worker.
    We thought the new cabinet will have fresh blood, but there we go again with recycled chaps like Mutatai, Masebo and Musokotwane.They jump from one party to the other.Hakainde has messed up.Two weeks sure coming up with such appoints.

  43. Those recycled politicians some people are talking about made HH win. Where did you want him to take them? Diplomatic service? No we don’t need politicians in foreign service

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  44. I THINK NEW CABINET IS RIGHT ON, UNLESS YOU ARE BLIND PERSON, YOU ARE OLD ERA THINKER, ALL YOU THINK IN TERMS OF CORRUPTION, ETC. LOOK, 1) EVERY PROVINCE IS REPRESENTED, UNHEARD OF LUNGU ERA 2) TWO NEW MINISTRIES-Minister of Science and Technology AND Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises. Both these two MINISTRIES REPRESENTS THE YOUTHS. ON MWEETWA, STRONG LEADER AND ONLY PERSON AFTER HH, THAT THE TONGA CAN LISTESTEN TO WHEN EXPLAINING GOVERNMENT POLICIES(Very strategic move by HH). MUTATI AT TECHNOLOGY – Very good, he understands the numbers, and will fight for the right BUDGET that MINISTRY Deserves. PLEASE PEOPLE, UNDERSTAND THAT, A SERVANT DOESNT CHOOSE A POSITION.

  45. Deja Vu – Lazy Lungu appointed a wanker to education you never said anything they even readopted him as a MP candidate…Mutati though not a fan of his appointment but you have to realise the row the alliance played. Mutati is prudent he out-performed all PF dullards even when he was at Works & Supply….civil servants started parking their GRZ vehicles over weekends because of him thus saving the taxpayer money. He is an accountant by DNA very important when you want to watch your expenditure.

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  46. #43 Saulosi you left out Unip. He was appointed some CEO of some para State company. I wonder what will happen to Upnd after he leaves.

  47. #35 Tarino. Spare me the blind loyalty… The alliance added no value to Upnd. For your information no youth is aware of this alliance. How many members has Mutati got in his party? I know him personally and harbor no malice against him, but I get frustrated with his jumping sinking boats. I bet you he won’t last two years in the position, but then being a loyalist that you are you support his firing. File this for reference.

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  48. Once someone reasoned with me that if you have a kid that has itchy fingers to always help themselves to a jar of sweets after receiving that which you have allowed them for the day, put them in charge of minding the jar after dishing out the daily portion! I am not privy to HH’s strategy with the appointments but believe there is some element of cultivation of trust, honesty and, integrity. Some appointees he may know personally while for others its through the advisory team. In any case it’s not a permanent for there is what is known as “probation” where one’s skills and competence gets tested. It’s amazing how pressurewas mounting to appoint a Cabinet and now that its happened and before it all adds up, critics are already diverting to other issues and perceived preferences for…

  49. cont…. pressure was mounting to appoint a Cabinet and now that its happened and before it all adds up, critics are already diverting to other issues and perceived preferences for decision making on a job position they don’t occupy! I’ll hold my observations till I probably understand HH’s strategy with the team he appoints. And by the way not all professionals are good administrators in their field of expertise! Skill sometimes is what matters and it takes unique intelligence to identify it among the workforce!

  50. I thank you for mr president hakahide hichilema for this ministers in cabinet of Zambia this is a fing iwany in my life

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