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HH has not appointed any political party cadres to hold Constitutional office at ECZ-Nalumango

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Vice President Mutale Nalumango says President Hakainde Hichilema has not appointed any political party cadres to hold Constitutional office at the Electoral Commission of Zambia – ECZ.

Mrs Nalumango said that President Hichilema has appointed Zambians who are qualified to hold the positions.

She stated that the President is extremely careful when he makes appointments to key positions in the governance of the country

The Vice President said this in response to Leader of Opposition in Parliament Brian Mundubile who said that the ECZ and the Judicial Complaints Commission are now run by party cadres.

This was during the Vice President’s question time in the National Assembly.

Meanwhile Mrs Nalumango also mentioned that there is maize that will go to the Millers in the country from the Food Reserve Agency – FRA but she is not in a position to state whether or not it will mitigate the price.

Mrs Nalumango added that agriculture is a business and there is enough maize to be exported to neighbouring countries.

She said this in response to Mkaika Member of Parliament Peter Phiri who wanted to know if the government is aware that maize is being exported when the price of mealie meal is high.

And Mrs Nalumango said that she will engage the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure speedy delivery of inputs under the Farmer Input Support Programme – FISP.

She was responding to Petauke Member of Parliament Emmanuel Banda who said only ten beneficiaries are able to get their inputs per day in his Constituency.

Meanwhile, Governance Activist Isaac Mwanza is urging members of parliament to give McDonald Chipenzi and Mwangala Zaloumis a chance to preside over the affairs of the Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ- and prove themselves.

Mr Mwanza said that he will write to parliament and appear before a parliamentary committee to support the ratification of Mr. Chipenzi and Mrs. Zaloumis in spite of the socially divided opinion over their appointment.

President Hichilema on Wednesday this week appointed Lusaka lawyer Mwangala Zaloumis as Electoral Commission of Zambia Chairperson to be deputized by Ali Simwinga and MacDonald Chipenzi as Commissioner in pursuant to Article 176 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia and in consultation with the Civil Service Commission, the President also appointed Dr. Mubita Kalabo as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet in charge of Administration.

Additionally, President Hichilema also appointed Lusaka lawyer Mwangala Zaloumis as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia and Mr Ali Simwinga as the Deputy Chairperson while Mr MacDonald Chipenzi was appointed as a Commissioner.

The President in exercise of the powers vested in him in Section 16 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012 appointed Mr Tom Trevor Shamakamba as Director General of the Anti-Corruption Commission.

The President also on recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission pursuant to Article 140 (e) of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia appointed Mrs Caroline Zulu Sokoni as the Judge of the High Court for Zambia.

The appointments are subject to ratification by the National Assembly.

15 COMMENTS

  1. Politics is not the altimate go of Zambia, but rather a tool to be used to make Zambian Government Governable by those with discipline and a sense of justice in order to attain social stability in our beautiful country Zambia possible.

  2. Just because Mwangala is lawyer doesn’t mean she’s not a cadre… what is she doing in upnd regalia? Besides her, there several other cadres who have been appointed.

  3. Just because Mwangala is a lawyer doesn’t mean she’s not a cadre. What is she doing in Upnd regalia. Besides her there are several other cadres who have been appointed.

  4. Nalumango we are not kids…what is disheartening about upnd is the failure to be truthful….. Politics of lying are long gone. Any way it’s very normal in upnd to be lying to the people of Zambia.Who doesn’t know that Chipenzi is a upnd cadre..You promised youths employment but your useless government goes and hire some who is 98 years.. When are the youths going to be employed if contracts are been given to old people.

  5. Nalumango we are not kids…what is disheartening about upnd is the failure to be truthful….. Politics of lying are long gone. Any way it’s very normal in upnd to be lying to the people of Zambia.Who doesn’t know that Chipenzi is a upnd cadre..You promised youths employment but your useless government goes and hire some who is 98 years.. When are the youths going to be employed if contracts are been given to old people. No medicine in hospitals and people are dying, We can’t continue this lying culture it’s not healthy. And you people have no shame.

  6. So if by any means you support the government in power and agree with their policies then forget about being appointed to any sensitive position in Zambia even though you may not be in league with the ruling party. The normal thing to do according to this school of thought is to appoint those that are anti ruling party of those that appear to be neutral. The question is how to you measure these characteristics because someone might show that he is for you yet not. The President has left many former fp members still holding key positions in government including missions abroad and this should be commended. And in any case who appoints his enemies in sensitive positions? These people have not even set foot in their offices and people are complaining. Why cant you wait and see how they…

  7. Her boss is telling us that the delay in fertilizer delivery is because they are cleaning the FISP… really? You have been in office for over one year and I would have thought that farming was going to be priority number one. But you rushed to dishing out the so-called CDF in order to reward your cadres.
    It’s no longer a secret that you don’t have money for FISP and that’s because you have spent it on CDF.
    It’s going to be disasterous next year.

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  8. Nalumango thinks we are kids…What is chimpanzee doing at ECZ, we all know that he is a upnd cadre… Lying in upnd is very normal. And no shame.
    People are dying in hospitals yet the president is all over.. eastern, western, copperbelt when is he going to seat down,

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  9. Very soon, by 2026, Nalumango will come to regret having been associated with a crop of political LIARS. It is obvious that ALL the newly appointed members of the Election Commission of Zambia are staunch UPND supporters. For the first time since Zambia’s independence, the Election Commission of Zambia has been severely MUTILATED – and the essence of democracy irreversibly destroyed. It is thus safe to ignore (and never read) future pronouncements issued by the current boot-leaking Vice President.

  10. Ba Nalumango sit down. HH has plainly appointed several cadres, a good number of whom are my friends, in key positions.

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