President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has made partial changes in his Cabinet by shuffling some Ministers. Up until today the 14th of February 2018 Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe has been moved to the Ministry of Finance while incumbent Hon. Felix Mutati now takes over Works and Supply.
Patriotic Front Chief Whip Hon. Richard Musukwa becomes the new Minister of Mines and Minerals Development while the Minister until now Hon. Christopher Yaluma becomes the new Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry.
The PF Deputy Chief Whip Hon. Steven Chungu becomes the Chief Whip while Hon. Remember Chanda becomes the new Deputy Chief Whip. The President has terminated the appointment of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Hon. Lloyd Mulenga Kaziya and replaced him with Minister of General Education Hon. Dr. Dennis Wanchinga.
Minister of Energy Hon. David Mabumba moves to General Education in the same capacity. Hon. Dora Siliya leaves her Agriculture portfolio to become Minister of Information and Broadcasting services while Hon. Mulenga Kampamba who was Minister moves to the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock. Hon, Michael Katambo who was at Livestock now moves to agriculture.
President Lungu has also made changes at provincial level with Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo moving to Lusaka swapping with his counterpart Hon. Japhen Mwakalombe. Western Province Nathaniel Mubukwanu moves to Northwerstern Province swapping with his counterpart Richard Kapita.
The changes were announced in a statement issued Wednesday evening by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Mr. Amos Chanda. The changes are with immediate effect.