Politics

President Lungu Demotes Mutati As Siliya Goes To Information

President Edgar Lungu has rung changes to his cabinet removing Finance Minister Felix Mutati from his portfolio and taken him to the Ministry of Works and Supply while Margaret Mwanakatwe takes over the purse responsibilities.

The Head of State has also moved Dora Siliya from the agriculture portfolio to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Below are the full changes:

PRESIDENT LUNGU RESHUFFLES CABINET

Lusaka, (Wednesday, 14 th February, 2018) — His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia has elevated Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe to the post of Minister of Finance, taking over from Hon. Felix Mutati who has been moved to Ministry of Works and Supply in the same capacity.

President Lungu has appointed Patriotic Front Parliamentary Chief Whip, Hon. Richard Musukwa as the new Minister of Mines and Minerals Development, taking over from Hon. Christopher Yaluma who becomes the Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry. The PF Deputy Chief Whip Hon. Steven Chungu becomes the Chief Whip while Hon. Remember Chanda Mutale is the new Deputy Chief Whip.

And the President has terminated the appointment of Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Hon. Lloyd Mulenga Kaziya and replaced him with the Minister of General Education, Hon. Dr. Dennis Wanchinga. The Minister of Energy, Hon. David Mabumba General Education in the same capacity. The Minister of Works and Supply Hon. Mathew Nkhuwa moves to Energy in the same capacity.

The Minister of Agriculture Hon. Dora Siliya has been transferred to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services, taking over from Hon. Kampamba Mulenga who becomes Minister of Fisheries and Livestock replacing Hon. Michael Katambo who is the new Minister of Agriculture.

The Head of State has swapped Copperbelt Province Minister Bowman Lusambo with his Lusaka Province counterpart, Hon. Japhen Mwakalombe whilst Western Province Minister Hon. Nathaniel M Ubukwanu swaps with North-Western Province Minister Hon. Richard Kapita.

All the changes are with immediate effect.
Issued by:

Amos Chanda
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
(PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS)
STATE HOUSE

70 Comments

  1. u c

    ok

    • Dullah

      Mutati is fired because he couldn’t get the IMF loan so that Zambia can pay the interest on the kaloba EUROBONDS that Chikwanda borrowed and PF stole.
      Lungu is now desperate, and he thinks Mwanakatwe can pull off a miracle. News for you Lungu, this is the same person is the one that cannot even pay back the CEEC loan she borrowed!
      IMF are not that stuuupid. They KNOW YOU ARE STEALING!

  2. BS JACQUES

    Very important for the nation. No untouchables. Thumbs up, Mr President!

  3. awa na

    keep working,team work pays

  4. Ngosa Jasher

    Hope these changes gonna make sense, more Especially in agriculture

  5. Happy gilmore

    Gudmove ecl,let lusambo quarrel with the sleeping mayor kalumba

  6. lumps

    Let’s work together

  7. PF

    KUTI BAKANA UKUCINJA KABILI KULYA MWIBALA.

  8. Kapshizo

    Ok it may sound gud but ku finance mistake number 1,agriculture it hz been tha fuck ,wen givn position the key ones positions shud go first to tha hardworkin ,mature,practical and experienced pipo not pamenso chisuma ici (beauty) no kusabaila ati talkative efinshi

  9. Chipata

    OK,always changing cabinet,until 2021….ok let’s hope it will be effectively..

  10. Mervin kayama

    Weldone ba president Comment

  11. Concerned Citizen

    Hon. Mubukwanu. We need road development in N/Western specifically Solwezi Mwinilunga Road. Congratulations to all the swaps.

    • Mr ARMN

      Hon. Ubukwano to come to our province, but we need development, such as roads, and finishing fast infrastructures. Put more effort to manyinga district, we are very much behind please minister help us

  12. sage

    When I came across this development,I expected to see some changes in the ministry of higher Education

  13. chrisy mwamba

    Well done ECL

  14. Sj

    That Agriculture Ministry change was long over due causing a bruise to the sector as for FINANCE MINISTER he has laid good foundation and one would’ve thought he’d continue building his way up.
    We hope the change won’t loosen tied ends. As the poor suffer the most when mismanagement happens. We hope it’s not being MMD that has ejected Mutati out of the sit. Zambia is for all it’s citizens and not a priviledged few. Comment

  15. fair observer

    Good move on finance change,there is no way an opposition member can be handling the ruling party’s governments purse,with the rest,I hope it won’t just be like a case of ,’old wine ,in new bottles’.

    • SATA

      It’s not about being in the ruling part but it’s about knowing why you are there so the change is fine if she works according but if she goes there with the mind of being in a ruling party she will not work but used anyway all the best and remember save the people that’s what leadership is.

  16. Mwibala

    Hello

  17. Mwibala

    Good day

  18. Michael chilinda

    Ooooooo

  19. Ceci-keys

    Okey efyo ileya.

  20. Ceci-keys

    Okey efyo ileya.Tuleloleshafye!!!

  21. Wounded Buffalo

    Hon Richard Kapita sir welcome to western province, when you start working please don’t forget to develop Kaoma and Mr President Sir well done and keep it up.

  22. KABAMBA

    Japhen ku Kopala awe.He won’t do anything.Bowman was better,bring him back.

  23. kopala

    Kwati balewamya does it mean ninshi abantu baleka ukucula,ukulunda fuel mwapena

  24. zedoc

    Bloggers are celebrating the change without knowing why it has come to this. Fact is, Mutati has been strict on fiscal discipline and not allowed PF to abuse GRZ money. Mwanakatwe is a drunkard who may be easy to get money from. She sometimes fails to make ministerial statements in parliament cos of being drunk.

    • Easterners are Chief Mambalas

      @zedoc

      Fikopo fye. You are talking to certified dunderheads.

      Margaret Mhango has been planted to facilitate more looting. Felix Mutati is no angel but did instill some financial discipline after years if recklessness.

  25. Katwishi

    Nga higher education?

  26. school boy

    Thank u mr president

  27. Tony

    Good move Mines. Twacula pafula. Musukwa has the heart for miners. We are with you ECL. Thumbs up Mr.President.

  28. Katwishi

    We shall see how they i’ll work fine,then look at northern part of Zambia the chosen ones are dont work Ba nwafye tea muma offices so we are very behind na ma developmental projects

  29. kaumba james

    Next reshuffle Minister of Higher Education too much noise with grand children take her to Chiefs affairs

  30. Feston

    Good change ok

  31. Feston

    Finance minister ok

  32. Mr ARMN

    Mr Ubukwano well come to our province but please work hard than Kavita ok. Put more effort to the roads and infrastructures, and finish our new district manyinga

  33. Yamikani

    Thanks, this should continues,and it should be done every year.

  34. Lameck Ngulube Ndopa

    Thanks your excellency Mr E.C.L for making some changes .may God bless you every time.

  35. Kennedy Mwenya

    Good move Mr. President. Bravo!

  36. Patrick maluti

    Hon Kelvin Sampa has worked so hard for the party the President must serious consider him he has and is trying so hard trying to consolidated the party that is slowly breaking.like it or not it’s true.Hon Sampa is a royal PF member more than mutati you all know it.I will for ever fight for the truth.late president Lincoln once said the truth will prevail.Hon Sampa keep the fire burning the true God will ans your prayer you are surely destined for greatness. Check my e-mail I only comment on serious issues God bless you all

    • joker

      Why didn’t you just remove those ministers who had scandals in MMD government. It looks like Mr RB still has big influence in this PF government.

    • Hon

      Amen! Hon Kelvin Sampa sure is the mán!

  37. ba mwine

    The has reshuffled because he has realised how his ministers are stealing money through projects..

  38. Johnmusonda82@yahoo.com

    This is to scare ministers. So they remain dependent on him for lifeline. Reminiscent of Kk wamuyayaya!

  39. LAKA BOYS

    welcome to western province.hre we need hard working poeple we ned sioma-shangombo road plz plz plz lwa kupa lwa shwa

  40. As

    The best move and important. Prove your words and let us see your works

  41. Bernard Mwanza

    There is a reason for the change, i support Mr president.

  42. K -17

    Comment reserved

  43. K -17

    Hon.kapita we want development in western province. Kalabo sikongo to Angola border road works must resumed, Lusaka mongu road from tatayoyo to katunda lukulu turn off and mongu township roads and all districts township roads as you will enjoy taste fish and rice. Welcome to barlotse land.

  44. Philip

    Zambia is for all and not for PF only,let’s wait and see how Madam Mwanakatwe will perform in the ministry of finance. Mr Mutati Keep saving the Zambian people.

  45. thomas kanyama

    Comment demote Dora siliya Mr president completely she’s doing nothing.

  46. Wise me

    Good riddance, this man never publicly released money for retirees’ benefits.

  47. Walawala

    Comment

  48. Lungu ecl

    Dora siliti must be just a mp of petauke not a minister

  49. Don Chichi

    Mr ECL and party members are shit holes

  50. Rabseke haddah

    Mistake Ku financial

  51. benson sankisha

    Superb and timely reshuffles your excellence, this is anot epic move.

  52. benson sankisha

    Superb and timely reshuffles your excellence, this is an epic move.

  53. Bawishi

    Muthati hasn’t been demoted. Go check his payslip. It is still the same as all the other cabinet ministers. Noone gets more than the others. They drive the same cars, same houses, same allowances

  54. Wise me

    Please Mr President save our resources donated by the American friends through the Millennium Challenge. The works done by a suspicious company called Elevo being looked after by a Dr. KundaThe are below standard. 90% of the roads on which they lay pipes in the middle of roads, the roads have collapsed. The reasons are due to lack of political involvement by the Member of Parliament and the area councillor. How has this MP who has caused anguish to the electorate by not being visible during a donor funded project survived the President’s axe? The councillors and the MP are tanishing the name of the Party. Please also send investigators to the Millennium Challenge account to find out whether the contractors called ‘elevo are technically qualified for the type of work they have been doing in Mtendere East.

  55. Wise me

    Please Mr President save our resources donated by the American friends through the Millennium Challenge. The works done by a suspicious company called Elevo being looked after by a Dr. KundaThe are below standard. 90% of the roads on which they lay pipes in the middle of roads, the roads have collapsed. The reasons are due to lack of political involvement by the Member of Parliament and the area councillor. How has this MP who is a Minister of Higher Education having caused anguish to the electorate by not being visible during a donor funded project survived the President’s axe? The councillors and the MP are tanishing the name of the Party. Please also send investigators to the Millennium Challenge Account to find out whether the contractors called ‘elevo are technically qualified for the type of work they have been doing in Mtendere East.

  56. Wise me

    Please Mr President save our resources donated by the American friends through the Millennium Challenge. The works done by a suspicious company called Elevo being looked after by a Dr. Kunda are below standard. 90% of the roads on which they lay pipes in the middle of roads, the roads have collapsed. The reasons are due to lack of political involvement by the Member of Parliament and the area councillor. How has this MP who is a Minister of Higher Education having caused anguish to the electorate by not being visible during a donor funded project survived the President’s axe? The councillors and the MP are tanishing the name of the Party. Please also send investigators to the Millennium Challenge Account to find out whether the contractors called ‘elevo are technically qualified for the type of work they have been doing in Mtendere East.

  57. mulongoti

    For more than 60 comments that I have read all have different opinions, ideas, assumptions and other aspects of what they want its like in an exam all will give answers according to how they understand a question but not all of them will be right this is what is happening here

  58. Umwana wamano

    We espect them to perform well

  59. Shi mpundu

    Good move

  60. Edwin jr

    hope the agriculture sector will ba new minister plz

  61. Dundumwezi

    Anyone with a small pin charger?

  62. Agebo

    i pray that it may work mr president

  63. albert

    we need road here at vubwi

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