PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has warned his staff against being used to scandalize State House.
He said his staff should avoid the temptation of being interrogated on happenings at State House.
President Lungu said this when he swore-in his special assistant for Legal Affairs Sukwana Lukangaba.
He urged Mr. Lukangaba to cut down on a number of his friends in order to guard against temptation of being used to scandalise State House.
President Lungu said he did not expect any young person that he had appointed to disappoint him.
“This job you have taken up is big… failing to perform will be letting down many young people in whom I have faith,” he said.
President Lungu urged Mr. Lukangaba to uphold professionalism and stick to his oath as a lawyer.
On Wednesday, special assistant to the President for press and public relation, Amos Chanda announced the appointment of Mr. Lukangaba as special assistant for legal affairs at State House.
Until his appointment, Mr. Lukangaba had been practising at Mweemba Chashi and Partners of Lusaka.
And Mr. Lukangaba said he would heed the President’s advice in carrying out his duties as the job before him was huge.
“I will take the President’s advice seriously… the task which is ahead of me is huge but with consultation and guidance, I will be professional in executing my duties,” he said.
Mr. Lukangaba said he would ensure that he did not work outside the President’s advice.
Mr. Lukangaba worked for the Ministry of Justice for seven years before going into private practice.