PRESIDENT Edger Lungu has with immediate effect fired three permanent secretaries in his continued formation of his new Government since being elected to his office in January.
The President has also reshuffled some permanent secretaries which has seen Chanda Kasolo, the former information and broadcasting service permanent secretary move to Eastern Province while Dr Chileshe Mulenga has been transferred to the ministry of Home Affairs.
Ministry of Mines and Energy permanent secretary Charity Mwansa, Ing’utu Suba from the Ministry of Lands and Lusaka Province permanent secretary Wamunyima Muana are the first casualties at the level of senior civil servants.
The trio has had their contracts terminated with immediate effect as President Lungu embarks on reorganizing the civil service.
Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda said President Lungu has also directed Sunday Shamabanse, who until yesterday was Mumbwa District Commissioner to immediately vacate his office following the expiry of his contract on 17 January. Mr Chanda said President Lungu has appointed Lusaka Province permanent secretary Bright Nundwe as Muchinga Province permanent secretary while Brigadier General Emeldah Chola who was until yesterday at the ministry of home affairs has been deployed to the ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development in the same capacity.
“President Lungu has made the following changes to Government with immediate effect. He has terminated the contract of Ms Charity Mwansa as permanent secretary for the ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development. He has terminated the contract of Ms Ing’utu Suba as permanent secretary for the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environment. Lusaka Province permanent secretary Wamunyima Muana has had his contract terminated and has transferred Mr Chanda Kasolo from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services to Eastern Province in the same capacity,” Mr Chanda said in a brief statement obtained by the Sunday Nation yesterday.
President Lungu has since informed the Secretary to Cabinet about the changes.