Economy

Mutati Is New Finance Minister As Pres. Lungu Unveils Part Cabinet

Pres Lungu-MutatiPresident Edgar Lungu has hit the ground running appointing part of his Cabinet with MMD president Felix Mutati as nominated MP designated to the Ministry of Finance while Davies Chama is new Defence Minister.

It’s barely 24 hours after President Lungu was inaugurated. The Head of State has since appointed former Home Affairs minister Davies Mwila as Patriotic Front General Secretary taking over from Chama who is at Defence.

The part Cabinet will be sworn in tomorrow at 09:00 hours.

BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT

PRESIDENT LUNGU NAMES MINISTERS

LUSAKA, (Wednesday, September 14, 2016) His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia has appointed part of his Cabinet and named all the ten (10) Provincial Ministers.
President Lungu has also nominated 8 members of Parliament (MPs) and subsequently appointed as Cabinet and Provincial Ministers respectively.

The elected MPs have been appointed pursuant to Article 116 (1) and (2) of the Constitution of Zambia, whilst the nominated MPs have been appointed pursuant to Article 69.

The following are the appointments, which take immediate effect after the swearing-in ceremony at State House on Thursday, September 15, 2015:

(1) Hon. Davis Chama, (MP): MINISTER OF DEFENCE (Nominated);
(2) Hon. Felix Mutati, (MP): MINISTER OF FINANCE (Nominated);
(3) Hon. Steven Kampyongo(MP): MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS;
(4) Hon. Harry Kalaba (MP): MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS;
(5) Hon. Lucky Mulusa (MP): MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PLANNING (Nominated);
(6) Hon. Chitalu Chilufya, (MP) MINISTER OF HEALTH;
(7) Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe (MP) MINISTER OF COMMERCE, TRADE
AND INDUSTRY and
(8) Hon. Joyce Nonde-Simukoko(MP): MINISTER OF LABOUR & SOCIAL
SECURITY (Nominated).

The elected MPs who have been appointed as Provincial Ministers under Article 117 (1) and Article 69 for those nominated are as follows:

(1) Hon. Sydney Mushanga, (MP) – CENTRAL PROVINCE;
(2) Hon. Bowman Lusambo, (MP)-COPPERBELT PROVINCE;
(3) Hon. Nixon Chilangwa, (MP) – LUAPULA PROVINCE;
(4) Hon. Malozo Sichone, (MP) – MUCHINGA PROVINCE;
(5) Hon. Brian Mundubile, (MP) – NORTHERN PROVINCE;
(6) Hon. Makebi Zulu, (MP) – EASTERN PROVINCE;
(7) Hon.Japhen Mwakalombe (MP)- LUSAKA PROVINCE;
(8) Hon. Richard Kapita (MP) – NORTH-WESTERN PROVINCE (Nominated);
(9) Hon. Edify Hamukale (MP) – SOUTHERN PROVINCE (Nominated) and
(10) Hon. Nathaniel Mubukwanu (MP) – WESTERN PROVINCE (Nominated).

The swearing in ceremony of the Cabinet Ministers and Provincial Ministers will take place tomorrow (Thursday, 15th September, 2016) at State House at 09:00 hours. The Cabinet Ministers and Provincial Ministers are expected to be seated by 08:00 hours.

Meanwhile, the President has appointed former Home Affairs Minister Mr Davies Mwila as Secretary General of the Patriotic Front taking over from Mr Davies Chama who has been reassigned as Defence Minister.
_______________________________________________________________
Issued by:

AMOS CHANDA
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS)
STATE HOUSE

41 Comments

  1. mabvuto moyo

    I thought MR ng’andu magande was going to be nominated as finance minister and Felix mutati driving the commerce minstry

    • kasambara

      Ànapitilila state house winangu. Not Tonga.

    • phiri peter

      yes I conquer your opinion mr moyo those guys are real had working, I believe things will change with those guys.

  2. Dayuk

    What is happening to Dora and Chishimba?

  3. Big J

    We need competency at Finance. This is very sad reading.

  4. MAX

    TRULY LEADERSHIP COMES FROM GOD

  5. Andrew

    Great man, great wisdom at work already. What a powerful cabinet this will be. Your Excellency consider Ms. Nawakwi too. She is sharp

  6. sunta sunkutu

    Am very happy with edify hamukale’s appointed. super intelligent, very well educated agriculturelist. congrats Doc Hams. i know u will return southern province back the food basket of zambia not the current number one condumer of relief maize from dmmu.
    felix mutati. this is a major headliner. a masterstroke from lungu. i can bet u, either mutati or given lubinda will be zambia’s seventh president in 5 years time.
    joyce nonde simukoko is another masterstroke. this is a welcome break from the uninspiring shamenda. bowman, my brother u are a fighter. congrats.

  7. Advocate in the Making

    Thumbs up.

  8. PF devoncee

    WHO is the President of MMD mwebantu? Am shocked with President Mutati!

  9. mulusa

    sheet

  10. Nsemu Kelvin Michael

    These ar great appointments which will take mother zambia at another level. I see quality assurance in this new cabinet, let’s all support and work with the Government of the day.

  11. Emmanuel Kangwa

    Bravo! Mr. President! Job well-done, may God guide you as you lead us.

  12. Brian bwalya

    It is good to hv this cabinet but consider chishimba pliz

  13. GEORGE CHIKWEKWE

    PLZ GO AHEAD.

    • bebe

      Bravo remember we are looking for the Top Man for 2021 prove yourself. This is Presidential Material no doubt about it.

  14. Phillip banda

    Really Mr president u are a brilliant man,thnx for the appointments but plz don’t forget my big man chishimba& plz also think twice on that brilliant Lady Edith.

  15. Jm

    Shame
    Illegality

  16. whyson

    A good cabinet. Don’t forget political heavy weight Chishimba Kambiri.

  17. stanely chama

    Comment ths is chakwa I know u have Dan it 4 Zambia mutati f can stableisr our economy.bt dot 4get kambwili

  18. Jm

    Waw Mr president thus nice,now pliz do us a favour by Considering Da big man Kambwili, he us helpt us alot.

  19. mupetekambafu

    Please don’t forget mr kambwili and Nawakwi ba mwine.

  20. purity phiri

    Thank you big man thats a good cabinet you have made but please consider our man Mr kambwili

  21. Benson Musantu

    Mother Zambia needs ministers who understand the economic policies and implement them, we do not need Cadre-like Ministers.
    The Ministers must understand the fiscal and monetary policies. , the cabinet must know that economy is being consolidated, we are moving from expansionary fiscal policy to contractionary fiscal policy meaning, the cabinet and parliament must be very careful on public finance expenditure.

  22. gk

    yes Mr president but remember kambwili’s positive tireless efforts in the part. appoint him as minister without portfolio

  23. Haantolongo maps

    Useless ,y mutati as finance minister? Bunch of thieves.

  24. Viyela Lifwembu

    Thanks so much our beloved president, for what u have done you know what you mean. Progress!

  25. Ali Mohammed

    Mr. Lungu, please appoint Kambwili as high commissioner to Canada.. He deal with them well.

    • Man christens

      Kabwili no direction bakamba cold shoulder carefu naba mwine

  26. chishimba

    For God shall bring every work into judgment, every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
    And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

  27. DNM

    NICE CABINET BUT WE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KAMBWILI

  28. godfrey kabanda

    I wanted ng’andu magande to b finance minister And mutati to deal with commerce and pliz remember kambwili

  29. Antu omwe

    Let ECL finish filling up the remaining port folios. Nawakwi was a sellout when she served as minister of Labour , koma bana tu delela ma employers and she used to give the tips on the grey side of the labour laws. She is a pretender, even Joyce Nonde can testify to this. So what Joyce used to do in order to cut Nawakwi out is to speak to the press to win public sympathy. Nawakwi ana tu vutisa.

  30. brian muzo

    i wonder if kambwili is going to be considered, with MMD coming back to power, this is MMD not PF, anymore, shame to those who are praising this noncense.

  31. Boniface

    The president know whom he wants to work with. If he needs hardworking Chishimba he all definitely consider him.Long live Zambia!Long live Edgar!

  32. Nkungulu

    you people wre z mr CK

  33. Thomas

    Yes my blv presindent dnt 4get mrs nawakwi she haz de heart

  34. jjay

    plse kambwili a must u pipo

  35. Benny

    Comment
    brilliant man chishimba not forgoble…

  36. nthinda. m. m.

    big man .don’t forget the voice of the coppebelt and the jerabos.kambwili . Bantu sana

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