Pres. Lungu Appoints Dr Simon Miti To Top State House Post

President Edgar Lungu has appointed Dr Simon Miti as Principal Private Secretary at State House.

Dr Miti’s position is at the same level as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet.

According to a statement by presidential press aide, Dr Miti has been serving as Permanent Secretary in charge of Administration at Cabinet Office and takes over from Mr Francis Chalabesa who has retired after expiry of his contract.

The President has also appointed Mr Patrick Kangwa as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet in charge of Administration at Cabinet Office. Until his appointment, Mr Kangwa was National Coordinator at the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit under the Office of the Vice-President. He takes over from Mr Peter Kasanda who has retired following the expiry of his contract.

At the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, the President has promoted Head of Research and Planning Ms Yande Mwape as National Coordinator.

And the President has promoted Director for Performance Systems at the Management Development Division under Cabinet Office, Mr Mabvuto Sakala as Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Higher Education. Mr Sakala takes over from Mr Owen Mgemezulu who has since been transferred to Cabinet Office as Permanent Secretary in charge of Administration.

Meanwhile, the President has appointed Ms Alfreda Kansembe Mwamba as Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil.

The President has also appointed Mr Anthony Mukwita as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr Mukwita has been serving as Counsellor at the Zambian Mission in Sweden.

The appointees will be sworn-in by His Excellency the President in due course.


LUSAKA, (Thursday, 28th September, 2017)——-His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia has made various appointments at State House, Cabinet Office and in the Foreign Service as follows:
(1) Dr Simon Miti, Principal Private Secretary -State House;
(2) Mr Patrick Kangwa, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet-Administration,
Cabinet Office;
(3) Mr Mabvuto Sakala, Permanent Secretary- Ministry of Higher Education;
(4) Mr Owen Mgemezulu, Permanent Secretary –Administration, Cabinet
Office, (transfer);
(5) Ms Yande Mwape, National Coordinator, Disaster Management and
Mitigation Unit;
(6) Ms Alfreda Kansembe Mwamba, Ambassador, Republic of Brazil; and
(7) Mr Anthony Mukwita, Ambassador, Federal Republic of Germany.

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  1. mailon

    Years of grovelling ,belly crawling in sebana wikute style have finally paid off for Anthony.Will he now behave like a professional diplomat or a cadre?Leopards never changes it’s spots.And please stop dressing like Michael Jackson that is Germany where you are going,they are very sceptical of Africans.Njala niyo yipa.The problem with working in the current regime is that even the innocently acquired property will be suspected to have been corruptly obtained.

    • Siizamunyokola

      Apulumuka ku njala Mukwita or is it Mwikuta?

      • Moses Chilongo Lengwe

        You characters leave Mr Mukwita alone! This simply implies that, your day and night prayers were that, the innocent man starves! This is being evil! More over what is more noble than being patriotic in your own country! chakubaba!

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