President Hakainde Hichilema is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church whose day of worship is Saturday or the Sabbath.
Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane was the first Cabinet member President Hichilema appointed to assume the office of Minister of Finance.
A few days after assuming the office of President, Mr. Hichilema met leaders of the Catholic Church in Zambia and discussed matters of national importance.
President Hichilema has appointed new office bearers to the positions of Air Force Commander, Correctional Services Commissioner, Army Commander, Zambia National Service Commander and Inspector General of Police.
For the first time since independence in 1964, Zambian parliamentarians have elected Ms. Nelly Muti, a prominent Zambian lawyer, to serve as the first female Speaker of the National Assembly.