Politics

Masebo Appointed Minister, Cabinet Slowly Bloating

President Michael Sata’s promise for a small and manageable government has continued to fade with the increase in his Cabinet as Chongwe member of parliament Sylvia Masebo becomes the latest entrant.

On his election, Sata constituted a Cabinet of 19 ministers as he merged other ministries to suit his campaign promise, reducing it from the 23 the MMD previously had

Before long, the Cabinet started growing and today the PF has about 22 posts for Cabinet ministers and several positions for deputy ministers bringing an end to the cost saving promise premised on a small Cabinet.

This morning Sata has sworn in Masebo as Minister of Tourism and Art which he had initially merged with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

President Sata has since elevated deputy minister in the Office of the Vice President Edgar Lungu to the position of Home Affairs minister.

Former Home Affairs minister Kennedy Sakeni has been transferred to Information and Brroadcasting which has also been delinked from the Ministry of Labour.

Fackson Shamenda, who held the Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Labour, will be responsible for labour only.

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