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President Hichilema names his full Cabinet, as BoZ Chief resigns and Secretary to Treasury is Fired

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Republican President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema has finally unveiled his full Cabinet of 24 Ministers and he is expected to swear in the remainder today.

The announcement sees the scrapping of the Ministry of Gender and Ministry of Religious Affairs that the previous Patriotic Front Government had introduced.

In a statement released to the media by State House, the president also announced the firing of Secretary to Treasury, Fredson Yamba and whom he replaced with former Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary, Felix Nkulukusa, and the firing of Deputy Secretary to Cabinet in charge of Smart Zambia Dr. Martin Mtonga.

The President further announced that Deputy Bank of Zambia Governor, Dr. Francis Chipimo is going to act as Governor following the resignation of Mr. Chrisopher Mvunga.

The Full cabinet with renamed Ministries is as follows

  1. Hon. Peter Chibwe Kapala; Minister of Energy
  2. Hon. Stanley Kakubo; Minister of Foreign Affairs
  3. Hon. Mike Elton Mposha; Minister of Water Development and Sanitation
  4. Hon. Sylvia T Masebo; Minister of Health
  5. Hon. Doreen Mwamba; Minister of Community Development
  6. Hon. Felix Mutati; Minister of Science and Technology
  7. Hon. Frank Tayali; Minister of Transport and Logistics
  8. Hon. Brenda Tambatamba; Minister of Labour and Social Security
  9. Hon. Elijah Muchima; Minister of Lands and Natural Resources
  10. Hon. Ambrose Lufuma; Minister of Defence
  11. Hon. Douglas Syakalima; Minister of Education
  12. Hon. Jack Mwiimbu; Minister of Home Affairs
  13. Hon. Mulambo Haimbe; Minister of Justice
  14. Hon. Charles Milupi; Minister Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development
  15. Hon. Garry Nkombo; Minister of Local Government.
  16. Hon. Rodney Sikumba; Minister of Tourism and Arts.
  17. Hon. Elias Mubanga; Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises.
  18. Hon. Chushi Kasanda; Minister of Information and Media.
  19. Hon. Collins Nzovu; Minister of Green Economy and Environment.
  20. Hon. Makozo Chikote; Minister of Livestock and Fisheries.
  21. Hon. Paul Chanda Kabuswe; Minister of Mines and Minerals.
  22. Hon. Mutolo Phiri; Minister of Agriculture
  23. Hon. Chipoka Mulenga; Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry.
  24. Hon. Elvis Nkandu; Minister of Youth and Sport.

And the Provincial Ministers are:

  1. Hon. Sheal Shacholi Mulyata; Lusaka
  2. Hon. Elisha Matambo; Copperbelt
  3. Hon. Cornelius Mweetwa; Southern
  4. Hon. Kapelwa Mbangweta; Western Province.
  5. Hon. Henry Sikazwe; Muchinga Province.
  6. Hon. Derrick Chilundika; Luapula.
  7. Hon. Leonard Mbao; Northern Province.
  8. Hon. Peter Phiri; Eastern Province

Below is the full statement from State House

 

65 COMMENTS

  1. Strange they have a minister for livestock and another for agriculture , to me they should be under the same minister.

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  2. 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 IN 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. 3) A SERVANT DOESNT CHOOSE A POSITION, – MWEETWA, STRONG LEADER AND ONLY PERSON AFTER HH, THAT THE TONGA`s CAN LISTEN 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. OVERALL, I TRUST HE HAS CHOOSEN THE BEST TEAM TO ENSURE HE DELIVERS. THE BURDEN IS ON HH.

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  3. Has this man who exploited Chisokone market changed or was there need to please the VP who hails from the same village?

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  4. Minister of Green Economy and Environment. Smart Economies! let’s see the policy and implementation strategic plans.

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  5. When you look at how the other tribes were discriminated against in the PF government this inclusiveness gives a relief. You do not need to be such evil in a public office especially as a Father of the nation.

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  6. The Zambian constitution needs some changes in order to get people with the right expertise to be appointed from outside parliament into cabinet to provide policy direction for some of these ministries. As of now, the President has to work more with elected MPs who may not have the requisite expertise and experience to run some of the key cabinet portfolios. A case in point is Minister of education Siakalima with a degree in educational psychology and only a few years of teaching with UNZA, but with no experience of managing an educational institution. Another is Garry Nkombo with a degree in English, secondary school teaching experience but with no local government specialization or experience. Again we have Sylvia Masebo with a degree in Public Administration and local government work…

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  7. …experience at Lusaka City Council. Of course, she served before as Minister of Health and is best remembered for having helped end water blues at UTH by ensuring the sinking of boreholes. Otherwise, she would have been better suited for Local Government. A medical doctor of many years of work experience should have been chosen to run the Ministry of Health.

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  8. As for the appointment of the Minister of Transport and Logistics, Frank Tayali, read below this extra baggage on him:

    Frank Tayali dismissed as reported by Lusaka Times of
    August 17, 2011

    Drug Enforcement Commission-DEC- Chief Investigations Officer under the Anti-Money Laundering unit Frank Tayali has been dismissed for breaching the code of conduct for officers in the Commission.

    Mr Tayali was suspended last year to pave way for investigations into allegations that he solicited for a bribe from a suspect.

    Drug Enforcement Commission spokesperson John Nyawali tlking to journalists outside the commission’s offices in Lusaka
    Drug Enforcement Commission spokesperson John Nyawali
    DEC Public Relations Manager John Nyawali has told ZNBC in a statement that the termination of…

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  9. … Mr Tayali’s employment is with immediate effect.
    My comment is that President Hichilema cannot talk about adopting a zero-tolerance approach to corruption while embracing Frank Tayali who lost his job with DEC because of alleged corrupt practices that were never contested by him in a court of law.

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  10. “The Full cabinet with renamed Ministries is as follows”, This is not the full list! the full list is 25 Ministers including the first minesterial appointment of Minister of Finance Situmbeko Musokotwane. The statement should read This is the full list of sworn in Cabinet Ministers from the 7th of September and those to be sworn in on 8th of September 2021..

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  11. This is a very well balanced cabinet and those who were crying that HH has not composed his cabinet should not believe in the man. For those that have been left out there is still a lot to be done. Five years is a long period along the way some will be found wanting and who knows you will find yourself in cabinet. I am wondering the Provincial Ministers for Central and North Western? There is a problem of making the cut. May be it should go to Hon Newton Samakayi, Elliot Kamondo or Kambita. Central is equally tricky. I would like to congratulate all those who have made the cut into Cabinet and we shall be watching with an eagle’s eye to expose the good and bad things.

  12. The appointment of Sylvia Masebo cannot pass without referring to the story below of 2014 as Reported by The Zambia Reports..

    SATA SACKS TOURISM MINISTER SYLVIA MASEBO
    George Mwenya | March 20, 2014

    In a dramatic turn of events, President Michael Sata announced today the sacking of Zambia’s Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo.Masebo, who is a latecomer to the ruling Patriotic Front party, had at one point been considered as a potential future leader for the party but found herself in hot water over alleged corruption issues. Following a six-month legal battle by Masebo’s critics, last fall the High Court approved the formation of a Tribunal to be chaired by Judge Rhoydah Kaoma to investigate Masebo over allegations of corruption and abuse of office with regard to Zambia…

  13. … Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) tenders. Before the Tribunal, Masebo’s defence team claim that she acted under orders from President Sata to cancel ZAWA licenses for hunting safaris – a claim which was later challenged director of standards and inspection Gloria Ngoma, who testified that the Minister had exceeded her powers in making such moves. Sources closer to the presidency indicate that Sata was very upset with Masebo for implicating his name in the Tribunal, and made the decision to dismiss the Minister ahead of what is expected to be a guilty verdict. Masebo’s career with the PF has been highlighted by several scandals. In August of last year, Masebo was in charge of organising the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) summit in Livingstone, which failed to attract sufficient attendees…

  14. … or gain media coverage. She was also at the centre of an ugly incident last year when officers of the Zambian National Service (ZNS) shot and killed two villagers in Kampasa, who had been protesting over their eviction from lands that were penciled for development by Masebo. According to a brief statement circulated by President Sata’s spokesperson George Chellah, “The Head of State thanked Hon. Masebo for the services rendered to the country during her tenure of office.”

  15. IF THERE IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO LACK TACT IN ZAMBIA IT’S PF CADRES, FIRSTLY YOU KNOW YOU LOST ELECTIONS INSTEAD OF UKUNAKILILA, YOU MOCKILY START LAUGHING AT THE CURRENT RULING PARTY ATI THEY WON ELECTIONS, WE ARE STILL RULING, BANG DCs OUT, NOW I HEAR EVEN OTHERS HAVE FOLLOWED, MOCKING UPND YOUTHS ABOUT THEM NOT TAKING OVER MARKETS AND BUS STOPS AFTER WORKING HARD, WELL GUESS WHAT A MEANIFUL MINISTRY TO DEAL WITH SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES HAS BEEN CREATED,ITS JUST UPTO THE YOUTH TO UTILIZE THIS MINISTRY UNLIKE LOITERING AND MANGLING IN BUS STATIONS, WHY NOT COME UP WITH BUSINESS IDEAS.

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  16. Four women only. Average age surely over 60 years. No technocrats. Purely political stooges. Not what Bally promised! Very disappointing!

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  17. Zambia’s youth elected president HH. No sign of ANY youths anywhere. Broken promises! Very disappointing!

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  18. SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES is not new. MMD had a structure called Vendors Desk focused on youth dynamics in the informal economy. highly indebted poor countries initiative (HIPC) is back!

  19. On Provincial Ministers Bally has missed the opportunity to emulate KK, he shouldn’t have appointed people to regions of their origin. KK sent people to work far from home so that they can integrate in those communities. Patricia Mulasikwanda was once rejected in North Western under LPM because people said they wanted their own! This is what’s dividing the nation further. It’s now the turn of the MMD faction that joined they UPND to eat, the one that joined PF has retired. MMD is very toxic

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  20. It is time to work my people……..Forward

    Let’s pull together in this here a new dawn……..

    God bless Zambia…….

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  21. UPND control nothing. Just blowing hot air. Markets are still being controlled by PF in red colors. The cabinet is 50% or more MMD . The president is controlled by RB.The political stratergy is managed by KBF from PF. I cannot see the so called Alliance partners.

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  22. So by default PF is still very much in control….now this is chipante pante Govt reloaded….same old thieving Ministers and seriously it took HH more than 3 weeks to come up with one of the worst cabinets in the history of Zambia….is this what HH calls merit appointments….kikikikikiki just take a close look at his Ministers….yaba no wonder people are saying Zambia is screwed… it turns out baby President HH is not the messiah….HH is just working under the influence of Rupiah Banda

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  23. PF cadres are trying to criticize, but they don’t realise that nobody listens to PF. Burried and forgotten, the few still commenting are what we call remnants who remain when all rebels are ejected

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  24. @Spaka like Lilo and Tarino Orange……don’t run away….just look at your god HH’s Cabinet…..like Tarino Orange always says…really laughable….kuti waseka…this Bally is sikopodonono….HH is worse than Lungu…useless and incompetent….he brings in same thieves who have been rejected by voters….nothing new here

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  25. The Zambian watchdog wants HH to be impeached…..kikikikikiki…talk is cheap…easier said than done…expect 5 years of reverse gear…dunana reverse reloaded

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  26. It’s good that HH has reintroduced the ministry of Technology and science but I am not particularly happy with the choice of hon Mutati, he should have choosen a professional in that field (Scientist)

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  27. The drunkard Mvunga jumped before the inevitable happened…really laughable…Good riddance..in that phone call with BUFFOON CK he called himself a politican..you don’t need such thugs in BOZ.

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  28. Just take a close look at the Ministries…most of them identical….this is pure chipante pante at its best….Minister of green economy…Minister of Small and medium…Minister of water…..kikikikikiki what about Minister of Rain and loadsheding….we need a Minister here also at Lusaka Times…Spaka like lilo

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  29. Just sit and watch……….one of the greatest economic recoveries in history taking place……

    You can all the best players in a team , but if the manager is crap, you are going down if that manger is not ejected………

    You can have mediocre players , but if the manager is good and has them playing like a tight Knight team , anything is possible…..

    I belive in this case , HEHH , the manger , has all the tools and attributes to make this work with his team……..

    Already , even without a cabinet at work, just the normalcy of the situation is proving conducive for forwardiiii…….

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  30. #1  Abena Ng’umbo-Luapula Boy 
    September 8, 2021 At 8:11 am

    “Spaka!! Spaka rilo!!!..”

    Laupula boy, just wait and see what magic happens when you have a right manager incharge…….

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  31. 11 of them are old MMD ministers no change, where are the youth in all this and were are the technocrats, it is disappointing this for, forward with the old…. Not good at all

  32. I am a bit startled at the appointment of Cornelius Mweetwa as a Provincial Minister, putting him at the same level as Edify Hamukale. I expected him to lead a full-fledged ministry. Having said this, I am cognizant to the fact that the Hon. member of Parliment, in March this year announced that he was not going to recontest his seat in the August 2021 General Election, only to u-turn two days later. Some people thought it was due to lack of grade 12 certificate, others thought it was due to loss of political support in the area, while others, myself included, thought a carrot had been dangled in front of him by PF and he buckled.

  33. SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES is not new. MMD had a similar structure called Vendors Desk focused on youth dynamics in the informal economy.

  34. #25 i conquer ,, the manager has to have a philosphy or in short a game plan in which case bally has it and he is about to dribble all pf buffons.

  35. Generally speaking, our new dawn president has done a wonderful job in appointing this well balanced cabinet. Each province is represented . Excellent. But speaking for myself, I feel that Cornellius Mweetwa would have made a better Minister of Information and Media. Although a lawyer, I like the manner he has been handling the press as a spokesperson for UPND. I don’t think sending him to his province is appropriate for a man of his calibre and status. Meanwhile, I agree with Ayatollah that HH should have broken the tradition of sending provincial ministers to areas where they hail from. That’s not uniting the nation. Provincial ministers should be appointed to serve in any other provinces apart from where they come from.I hope that in his future appointments, our president…

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  36. 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

    First the Positives:
    1) Good to see new faces and new names I have never even heard of in my life of following Zambian politics:
    2) A great mix of experienced, seasonal politicians and inexperienced;
    3) Some good new ministries therr;
    4) No one is a sacred cow, the likes of Gary Nkombo and Mweetwa getting jnr ministries… these have been loyal to HH and Nkombo even protected the vote and likely contributed to ECL and PF not colluding with ECZ to steal the vote;
    5) Tribalism card advocates have been shamed… they are eating their vomit.

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  37. 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

    2nd the ‘Negatives’:
    1) Some recycled politicians of shoddy character like Masebo especially… she shouldn’t be in there. She is a carbon copy of Dora Siliya who overrate their importance;
    2) Some ministeries should have been combined as they are similar, e.g. Agriculture and Livestock; Science; Technology and Education; etc should have been merged;
    3) Very low women and younger people representation;
    4) Missed an opportunity to send people in areas they don’t hail from to be provincial ministers;
    5) You don’t even need Provincial ministers;
    6) Some misplaced talent there… e.g. Mutati should have been Trade and Commerce and Milupi Energy; etc.

    Overall I think it is balanced and we wait and see how they deliver.

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  38. I cannot believe that this cabinet has no KBF in. Isn’t this an error?
    What about the Ministry of Works and Supply?
    Wow!!!!!!!!

  39. I think Bally Watu did not prepare to be president. It came as a huge surprise to win.
    He took too long to name his team. No surprise that most followers are disappointed that the marketeer, Elvis Nkandu, who is no different from Boma Bowman, is minister today. Wonders always amaze.

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  40. This is a government of hope indeed, theirs no shady characters like Freedom Sikazwe, Bowman Lusambo, Kaiser Zulu, Alexander Chikwanda, Kampyongo, ever drunk Mwanakatwe, and the do nothing ministry of religious affairs.

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  41. He promised to reduce the ministries from what ever number in PF to 10. Cant trust politicians. He has even added another ministry. He condemned lungu when lungu created Religion ministry.

  42. The same old corrupt characters again, where is forward going ,forward people don’t know what forward means since we are going back to the Old Guard who did evil in past governments really disappointing to say the least, the question is will it work the answer is no non no it is the same politicians at it again.
    No change no change but we said we want change, change doesn’t come in Zambia, Zambians are of one mother and PF has continued in every place cadres every where, the question is will it any different I don’t think so!

  43. This is Bantu Botatwe cabinet! What tribal balancing is there? Almost half ministers are from Southern province! The Lozis despite beating PF cadres and members in Western province during campaigns only have one minister, save for provincial minister! Where are the women and the youths in cabinet, they were promised power barely a month ago by Hichilema on an anthill! Beginning of commedy! Bless for fuel and electricity increases the so-called youths of Zambia as IMF lands at KK International Airport! That’s why we the elders didn’t want Hichilema we knew it will be Bantu Botatwe government! Here it is! Easterners were adamant over Hichilema, they only have one minister, save for the provincial minister! Country men and women this is the begining of big trouble in the country! Let’s…

  44. These Ministers they look like a cast from “Isidingo” ZAMBIA IS THIS REALLY THE CHANGE YOU WANTED…JUST BE HONEST……we are doomed

  45. No more luxury SUVs is the first test… If you fail to do away with meaningless expensive GRZ cars at the expense of the poor tax payer to ferry these overweight former MMD bureacrats then 5 years from now you are all going to be voted out, Zambians are tired of lies.

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