President Hichilema appoints Mwanawasa’s daughter as his Special Assistant for Public Policy


President Hakainde Hichilema has appointed Chipokota Mayamba Cindy Mwanawasa as his Special Assistant for Public Policy, a new position in the reorganisation of State House.

Chipokota Mwanawasa is the daughter of 3rd Republican President Levy Mwanawasa and politician and lawyer Maureen Mwanawasa.

Chipokota, or Chipo as she is often referred to as, is a lawyer, farmer and entrepreneur.

She holds a joint Honours degree in English and French Law from the University of Kent in UK and Université de Bordeaux IV in France, a Masters in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town and a Masters in Public Policy Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Just before the 2016 elections, Chipo, alongside directing her commercial farming and agribusiness ventures in Chibombo, dedicated a full year to work as a political strategist for Mr. Hichilema.

Chipo with State House Chief of Staff and Principal Private Secretary to President Mwanawasa Bradford Machila.
Chipo with State House Chief of Staff and Principal Private Secretary to President Mwanawasa Bradford Machila.


  1. Congratulations!!! Madam. Please help Levy Jr. come back to his senses. It was shocking he compared the late LPM to Lungu. The LPM was one of Zambia’s best presidents and we expected his children to carry that noble respect we had for him by associating themselves with normal people not a party that is full of thugs like PF

  2. I don’t agree with this appointment but I can see why she was picked. She reminds me of my wlfe when I first met her and before she got very fat and short tempered.

  3. This is a very good appointment she is well qualified and has been with the party behind the scenes as a Political Strategists …in Lazy Lungu’s day that role was reserved for thugs whose working experience was only working as a Laboratory Assistant.

  4. And UPND grassroots waiting to be appointed are not happy with all these ‘favors’ appointments…some of them have vowed to abandon UPND..

  5. LPM was not exactly a popular president during his presidency. His legacy was enhanced post-humously by state media, The Post and just out of sympathy by Zambians.

  6. Nice one chief of staff for you to remember some of your drinking mates…bring on board some more of those your mates….

  7. Saulosi – Which grassroots are those? HH did say in his first press conference that he will appoint qualified competent Zambians on merit…very important. There you are again attempting to twist his words to your liking!!

  8. Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly 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)

    Don’t know much about her so can’t comment much. But her resume reads like she is quite educated. Hope she can translate that theoretical education into practical achievements. She looks decent and beautiful too and with a ‘Mwanawasa’ name to herself, you could bet she was brought up with good values. All the best to her.

  9. Education wise, not bad! Being a daughter of the elite getting a powerful position in government, not good! Am I the only one catching a whiff of cronyism here?

  10. This is good news to know that their people in the government that will speak truth to the government.

    “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.”
    Richard P. Feynman

  11. @Tarino Orange
    Continue being in denial…you have no idea what’s happening with UPND…the same blind loyalty cost Lungu his Job….If HH is not aware of whats happening within his own party then he will be shocked 2026….and you also as his blind follower you will be very surprised when UPND is shown the door…the momentum is building in the opposition coz they’ve already seen UPND and HH’s weakness…UPND only has borrowed followers and you know…and they’re already switching camp

  12. Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.

    We need to see more Zambian with different race appointed to government position.

    “It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.”
    Richard P. Feynman

  13. When is an ordinary zambian going to be given an opportunity if we continue appointing people whom Zambians already gave opportunities?

    Let give opportunities to ordinary Zambians who have never benefitted before.

    So so unfair to be Zambian.

  14. Saulosi – And all this has happened in a matter of weeks? Like I always say to you come back after 6 months and post a review.

  15. Do these advisors really advise the Presidents? And presidents listen. What experience will this kid be drawing on to advise the president?

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