PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has appointed Inonge Wina as Patriotic Front(PF) vice president while Dr Ngosa Simbyakula, who is Justice minister, has taken been appointed party national chairman.
This is contained in a statement signed by special assistant to the President for press and public relations, Amos Chanda.
Mrs Wina takes over from Dr Guy Scott who was dismissed last December while Dr Simbyakula takes over from the new party vice president.
The President has further appointed Commissioner of Lands Barnaby Mulenga as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
Mr. Lungu said his move was meant to prepare the party for the general elections in 2016.
The appointments are pursuant to powers vested in the PF party president under article 61 of the party constitution.
“President Lungu wants a clear line of command and authority as he readies the party and country for the 2016 general elections. He is therefore confident that the two appointees will effectively work with the secretary general Mr. Davies Chama to mobilise the party at all levels,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, Mr. Lungu is shocked about the death of PF Bangweulu Member of Parliament Chifita Matafwali.
He has since sent a message of condolences to the bereaved family.
The President has since directed Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila, deputy minister of Works and Supply Mutaba Mwali and Kawambwa Member of Parliament Nixon Chilangwa to travel to India and accompany the body back home.