PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has nominated the Mayor of Lusaka, Mulenga Sata, as Member of Parliament and appointed him Deputy Minister at State House.
And President Lungu has also nominated former Barclays Bank managing director Margaret Mwanakatwe as a Member of Parliament and subsequently appointed her Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry.
This is according to a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday by the special assistant to the president for press and public relations Amos Chanda who said the appointments were with immediate effect.
President Lungu said he will appoint as many women as possible to senior positions in a bid to make gender equality a reality in Zambia.
Mr Lungu has also appointed Boniface Chimbwali as permanent secretary for Luapula Province.
In a pre-appointment brief, the President urged Mr Chimbwali to quickly accelerate the delivery of services to the people because the Patriotic Front Government owed the people of Luapula a lot.
“For the people I know personally, I have a strong message that I will not hesitate to remove you from office for non-performance or mal-practice. We want you to go and sail the boat and rock it. People have given us unwavering support and we owe them delivery,” President Lungu said.
Meanwhile, the President has appointed Registrar of Societies, Mr Kakoma Kanganja as Deputy Inspector-General of Police taking over from Dr Solomon Jere whose appointment has been terminated.
President Lungu said Dr. Jere will be re-deployed to the Foreign Service.
The Head of State has also terminated the appointment of Brenda Muntemba Sichilemba as Commissioner of Police and re-deployed her to the Foreign Service.
Mr Lungu has transferred North-Western province commissioner Eugene Sibote to Eastern Province swapping him with Grace Chipalila while Police commissioner for Western Province Lombe Kamukoshi swaps with Central Province commissioner Standwell Lungu.
President Lungu has promoted North-Western province deputy commissioner Auxensio Daka to commissioner for Muchinga Province and transferred Mr Bonnie Kapeso to Southern Province in the same capacity.
The President has terminated the contract of Commissioner of Police for Lusaka Province Remmy Kajoba and replaced him with Mrs Charity Katanga who moves from Northern Province in the same capacity.
Commissioner of Police in-charge of operations at Service Headquarters, Fanwell Siandege has been sent on leave pending the expiry of his contract on 15th February 2015.
The President has informed the Inspector general of Police Stella Libongani of the changes, which take effect immediately.
The President spent most of the morning meeting all the affected individuals and calling those from outside Lusaka to inform them of his decisions.