Politics

Lungu Threatens Underperforming Ministers with Dismissal

President Edgar Lungu has warned that he will fire ministers who will not improve in their performance.

Announcing Cabinet reshuffles that have seen the dismissal Sports Minister Moses Mawere, President Lungu said he wanted to rejuvenate the performance of his ministers because overstaying in one position could affect their performance.

In a statement issued by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe, President Lungu observed with concern that some ministers have not been visiting their constituencies regularly to ensure government projects and programmes were implemented and monitored.

“The President said if this is allowed to continue, our citizens will believe that Government has abandoned them and therefore, the President has urged all Ministers to ensure they visit their constituents regularly,” stated Chipampe.

The changes made by President Lungu are as follows:

  1. Moses Mawere of Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development relieved of his duties and Ndola Central Member of Parliament Emmanuel Mulenga has taken overs from him.
  2. Minister in the Office of the Vice-President Sylvia Bambala Chalikosa has been transferred to the Ministry of Works and Supply to take over from Mutotwe Kafwaya has been moved to the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
  3. Minister of Higher Education Professor Nkandu Luo has been moved to the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, while Dr Brian Mushimba, who was Minister of Transport and Communications moves to the Ministry of Higher Education.
  4. Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela moves to the Ministry of Tourism and Arts to take over from Charles Banda who has gone to the Ministry of Local Government in the same capacity.
  5. Vincent Mwale, Minister of Local Government, has since been transferred to the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development.
  6. Kampamba Mulenga Chewe, Minister of Fisheries and Livestock, moves to Ministry of Community Development and Social Services while her counterpart at the same ministry, Olipa Phiri, has been transferred to the Office of the Vice-President in the same capacity.

51 Comments

  1. bryan

    Now that’s a person I voted for. likely to vote for again

    • Dude

      Same. He has my vote 2021.

    • Oscar

      NAFUTI NAFUTI

    • nationalist broker

      Sanlam Life Insurance Zambia Limited

      Sanlam Life Insurance is resorting to Transfer Pricing and has substantial challenges that is leaving policyholders exposed to unqualifiable huge potential tax and policyholders liabilities. Sanlam Life has common shareholders with Saturnia Regina and is resorting to similar practices of shortchanging policyholders, non-compliance with tax and solvency/compliance laws as has been the case with Saturnia Regina for years.

      It declared a dividend of K40 million in 2017 while it had revenue reserve of K32 million. Basically it means it had diluted its shareholders funds and exposed policyholders to the risk of dealing with an Insolvent company. In addition to paying K40 million dividend out of expected profit, it paid another K15 million dividend after the close of the year, leaving behind K19 million as revenue reserve which might not be sufficient to keep the company actuarially solvent, taking into account the following
      The fear of Sanlam’s solvency and capital requirements came true after 2018 accounts were released. Sanlam has shareholders’ funds of ZMW4,168,281 as against minimum capital requirement of ZMW12,000,000. An urgent action is needed by the Pensions and Insurance Authority, including a review with Zambia Revenue Authority on Transfer Pricing, Tax obligations/liabilities (refer to point 3 hereunder)
      Sanlam is not providing for and paying tax on Health Insurance. Health insurance is not a life insurance product, it is not dependent upon any mortality factor. It has, in fact, nothing to do with insurance, whether life or non-life. In last two years alone it has earned medical income of K136 million and there will be considerable profit on this business. Tax not paid will run into millions of Kwacha. In 2018 it earned an additional ZMW97,263,602
      The company has been externalising every year millions of Kwacha as reinsurance premium only on group life and credit life business, the most profitable segment of life insurance business. It is transfer pricing and ZRA shall move in to charge penalties of K24,000,000 for every year of non-reporting and tax evasion methodology used by Muna Hantuba and his partner in crime in Saturnia Regina and Sanlam Life Mr. Hakainde. During last three years alone Sanlam has transferred K259 million to its holding company in South Africa against which claim worth K28 million only have been recovered. It is a daytime robbery. If low margin individual life and health insurance (till 2017, in 2018 even that has been transferred to an associate company Saham Re (MCI Care) is 100% kept within Zambia why Group Life and Credit Life is being externalised year-in-year-out? Why, if by any imagination it has to be reinsured, it is not been done with local reinsurers? ZRA shall move in and establish tax evasion liability that will run into hundreds of millions of Kwacha for this nefarious Ponzi scheme infestors. Claim recovery on Reinsured business of Credit and Group life is under 11%. Those infestors would have earned more than 15% on cash transferred to them and after paying 11% as claims are smiling at the stupidity of the PIA not to move in and engage ZRA to stop this rot. Sanlam has no stake in business. It has reaped thousand times of its meagre investment which itself as on December 31, 2109 stand at meagre ZMW4 million, not even meeting minimum capital requirement.
      The company in the year 2017 has retrenched 481 of its employees and converted them into casual workers. Retrenchment exercise continued in the year 2018 and it fired another 9 workers
      It has not been showing investment income on deposit component of savings linked insurance products and thereby depriving the policyholders 100% transparent credit of investment growth to their savings component of premium. Its financial statements do not meet international accounting standards on separation of premium and saving component, maintaining of separate funds and accounts for different classes of business and actuarial valuations reflecting solvency of each fund as each fund has different maturity horizon and assets shall match liabilities with solvency accordingly
      Sanlam has been lending money in contravention of Banking and Financial Services Act. In addition to engaging in lending business, it is lending to companies owned by Hakainde and Muna Hantuba. Why BOZ is not disciplining these robbers for risking policyholders money to further their economic and political interests? Money lent to Izwe, Bayport and A Plus. Nothing is expected of the useless PIA but BOZ and ZRA shall at least move in and recover all taxes before the company goes down. Why insurance brokers and other insurance companies not blowing whistle to life the corporate veil and recover every ngwee that Hakainde and Muna have externalised, leaving company insolvent as at December 31, 2018

  2. Abels

    Change also the cost of living…. people are getting poor and poorer..
    Meali meal smuggle are everyday news,now the commodity is selling highly between K 110 and 150.
    🍅 K 2 one.

    • Odre

      Me Abel one man can’t change the world we also as citizens need to change our mindset.

  3. ROKA.

    Ministry of higher education needs people of Luo calibre! We are going back laissez fare type of approach!However goodness with her is that she fits any ministry! Wishing her the best!!

    • Jane Karima

      Iyeee really?

    • VLC

      I agree with you One. You know what, it is stupidity to wet 4 1 person to be putting food in your mouth wemukalambafye. Y can’t you work hard on your own? Bambi nucitafye nangu bwabulisha unmu anyi ati ba lungu. Muka Kula lilali?

      • Andrew Mazyopa

        That’s true ? People they think of putting food on their table?

      • Joseph

        Ba V LC. Ba kandile! Ngamwalikwata ninshi mwalikwata that’s why we say Rich are become Richer, Poor become Poorer, imwe muli bakali konkanyenipo, TAMUMONA no BUCHUSHI, naifwe 1 day, tukabeula, But remember naifwe we were PF members. Now Copperbelt we have changed our Mind, VIVA C.K. Chipuba cesu like Ba Sata. That’s what we were saying kuli ba Sata ati Chipuba, 2021 is the after tomorow, you w’ll cray like Rupiah Banda. 3 times in a month mu Copperbelt, Firling KAMBWILI.

  4. muntungwa

    Luo is a total misfit. I do not know what you are talking about Roka.

  5. WISE MAN FROM THE EAST

    One Kateka. Uyu!! Eobalafwaya Ni Ejiga Lungu balefwaya naba Sata ni nani batushila????

  6. future leader

    I think those reshuffle they are doing nothing Coz the president since his tanure in office he has been making reshuffles and nothing is changing the economy is worse, the cost of living is high.we sare fadup with your poor polices

  7. CH13

    We really appreciate u Mr president for removing kandu Luo from minister of higher education…she made us struggle for academic issues nd hope Mr Brian will help us as students twachula pafula…

  8. VM

    Same players changing numbers & 1 sub Tapali ! Chimochine

    • Sangwapo

      Sure striker aba defender midfielder aba striker no sub?

  9. Zega

    I see nothing changing here clubs buy new players when the old ones fail them because they know it’s business but these it’s like they own the nation.let’s wait and see if no one will kick out these kaponyas

  10. THE GREAT

    That’s good mr president ,you have my vote and let CBU open now.

  11. Munchinji

    Lungu must first change his governance mindset if anything positive is to occur with those reshuffles. Let him search his soul and honestly answer those questions Zambians throw at him concerning his corruption, incompetence and undemocratic tendencies. What I know is that a good manager cannot tolerate corrupt and incompetent assistants. He doesn’t move them around, he fires them. If a manager tolerates ineptness in his assistants then start doubting his ability to manage (lead).

  12. Razor

    Even nkandu Leo and chitotela should have been fired.

  13. Pabwato

    Mubwato emo tuliiiiii!!!!

  14. ackronnkandela@gmail.com

    how can you vote a person who is only allowing eged people to the ministors leaving the youths.meaning you you think like him edioty

  15. Copala 244

    Their are issues that can not be solved by the citizen bt the government eg economical problems, this are problems that affect every citizen of nation.not ifyo

  16. Andrew phiri

    Same shit different air freshener

  17. Kacholola

    Next go for District Commissioners, they have overstayed too much in one place and their contracts of employment expired last year in 2018.

  18. SEE MIND ( Mwmpo)

    CHANGE ECONOMY FIRST! COST OF LIVING IS HIGHER. DOMESTIC DAILY LIFE TWAFWA !!!

  19. Escape from Sobibor

    2021 HH in state house “Ba Fikal_a ,matol_e ….yenu _______pamuni

  20. Kennedy Ngoma

    That is very good Mr President please check for us the minister of labour.

  21. Black people

    Same players just changing numbers, a good coach need to look for fresh blood, 2021 is near and don’t except the to win the battle in the last minute. No matter how many spices one can apply into the chicken, the name will remains chicken, just fired them more especially chitotela and luo.

  22. Ben

    Rhino horns and elephant tusks will go to China freely and Livestock and fisheries will have to be closed by Luo.

  23. Misheck

    Reshuffling means they weren’t performing in their previous positions. Don’t except a different result. Just fire them and get some new fresh minds who are equal to the task.

  24. Joseph malombe

    I really undertake the scores of MR MUNCHiNJI the reshuffles are okay but the President needs to change the mind sate in order to spear head the governance systems of our country. Don’t give any nun performing ministers a chance we need to see a total change in performance.

  25. bk

    Dora siliya is under performing workers under her ministry are still suffering Eg Times of Zambia employees. .she is quite about this.Now they are in 8 areas. This Dora ddon’t want to li to Times of Zambia employees cry..plz Mr pPresident kick this woman out we ddon’t want hher.

    • Naked Weapon

      This system of wako ni wako will never end in zambia, look what is happening about the ministry of information bcos of the same slogan which was used by mmd govt.Dora Siliya is not agood person in all govt portfolios just replace her Mr President and also the labour ministor she is doing nothing apart from sleeping in public office. Thx

  26. Sylvester Moomba

    It’s not only ministers who are not performing, but everyone in the current cabinet are busy following the instructions of their boss when he told them that Ubomba mwibala alila mwibala. This is the genesis of all corruption seen in the country.

  27. Medhone

    Please bakateka, check the ministry of labour for us, starting from the minister and her followers. It seems there is much coruption in the ministry, and for this reason the minimum wadge is a faliar.All security guards wages ranges k600 to k1200.mind u we poor people plus our wives vote in numbers ask ‘RB’.we like u please

  28. mastermind.

    the problem of zambian government is that,too much corruption,stealing, selfishness, zambian leaders has no foresight,we have got alot of maizes in sheds, why can’t you establish hammer meals around the country so that citizen can benefit from those maize you sold out zambia.wake up zambia. do something please. we are tired of your poor leadership.why do you allow investors to run business besides you have got that access.

  29. Andrew Mazyopa

    I love you Mr President? I like what you have done?

  30. Kings

    Who is that lungu reshuffling his fellow crooks? the guys are all crooks busy enriching themselves with our money. especially those two, one now tourism minister and that one for livestock and fisheries. ati reshuffle, fake one.

  31. Moses Phiri

    That’s a good move, although we have to wait for development to tell if it is. Also, fire the minister incharge of Copperbelt. The person incharge thinks Copperbelt only end in Kitwe. No one is looking after the people of Mpatamato. We don’t have the council in Mpatamato.

  32. OS

    We have already understand how corruption begin with is leadership.Already our is the person who said ubomba mwibala alia mwibala so how can we fail to understand this proverb.So change these ministers won’t work because they are still mwibala and bring down those who are in poverty to go deep into poverty.So let the kingdom of heaven ruling this world.

  33. Cadre

    Thats better mr president,now you loo at the economy and the economists.

  34. Br G

    I like this reshuffle and now am looking forward to see the rejuvenated performance of the ministered who has been reshuffled.

  35. Anthony chitefu

    Gud BA mudala mwabomba ,basunkanyeni Naba delela sana.

  36. DKAS

    Comment
    Mr president our highest note can’t buy a bag of AKASAKA BUNGA.PLEASE HELP THE NATION

  37. nationalist broker

    Sanlam Life Insurance Zambia Limited

    1.Sanlam Life Insurance is resorting to Transfer Pricing and has substantial challenges that is leaving policyholders exposed to unqualifiable huge potential tax and policyholders liabilities. Sanlam Life has common shareholders with Saturnia Regina and is resorting to similar practices of shortchanging policyholders, non-compliance with tax and solvency/compliance laws as has been the case with Saturnia Regina for years.

    It declared a dividend of K40 million in 2017 while it had revenue reserve of K32 million. Basically it means it had diluted its shareholders funds and exposed policyholders to the risk of dealing with an Insolvent company. In addition to paying K40 million dividend out of expected profit, it paid another K15 million dividend after the close of the year, leaving behind K19 million as revenue reserve which might not be sufficient to keep the company actuarially solvent, taking into account the following
    2.The fear of Sanlam’s solvency and capital requirements came true after 2018 accounts were released. Sanlam has shareholders’ funds of ZMW4,168,281 as against minimum capital requirement of ZMW12,000,000. An urgent action is needed by the Pensions and Insurance Authority, including a review with Zambia Revenue Authority on Transfer Pricing, Tax obligations/liabilities (refer to point 3 hereunder)
    3.Sanlam is not providing for and paying tax on Health Insurance. Health insurance is not a life insurance product, it is not dependent upon any mortality factor. It has, in fact, nothing to do with insurance, whether life or non-life. In last two years alone it has earned medical income of K136 million and there will be considerable profit on this business. Tax not paid will run into millions of Kwacha. In 2018 it earned an additional ZMW97,263,602
    4. The company has been externalising every year millions of Kwacha as reinsurance premium only on group life and credit life business, the most profitable segment of life insurance business. It is transfer pricing and ZRA shall move in to charge penalties of K24,000,000 for every year of non-reporting and tax evasion methodology used by Muna Hantuba and his partner in crime in Saturnia Regina and Sanlam Life Mr. Hakainde. During last three years alone Sanlam has transferred K259 million to its holding company in South Africa against which claim worth K28 million only have been recovered. It is a daytime robbery. If low margin individual life and health insurance (till 2017, in 2018 even that has been transferred to an associate company Saham Re (MCI Care) is 100% kept within Zambia why Group Life and Credit Life is being externalised year-in-year-out? Why, if by any imagination it has to be reinsured, it is not been done with local reinsurers? ZRA shall move in and establish tax evasion liability that will run into hundreds of millions of Kwacha for this nefarious Ponzi scheme infestors. Claim recovery on Reinsured business of Credit and Group life is under 11%. Those infestors would have earned more than 15% on cash transferred to them and after paying 11% as claims are smiling at the stupidity of the PIA not to move in and engage ZRA to stop this rot. Sanlam has no stake in business. It has reaped thousand times of its meagre investment which itself as on December 31, 2018 stand at meagre ZMW4 million, not even meeting minimum capital requirement.
    5. The company in the year 2017 has retrenched 481 of its employees and converted them into casual workers. Retrenchment exercise continued in the year 2018 and it fired another 9 workers
    6. It has not been showing investment income on deposit component of savings linked insurance products and thereby depriving the policyholders 100% transparent credit of investment growth to their savings component of premium. Its financial statements do not meet international accounting standards on separation of premium and saving component, maintaining of separate funds and accounts for different classes of business and actuarial valuations reflecting solvency of each fund as each fund has different maturity horizon and assets shall match liabilities with solvency accordingly
    7. Sanlam has been lending money in contravention of Banking and Financial Services Act. In addition to engaging in lending business, it is lending to companies owned by Hakainde and Muna Hantuba. Why BOZ is not disciplining these robbers for risking policyholders money to further their economic and political interests? Money lent to Izwe, Bayport and A Plus. Nothing is expected of the useless PIA but BOZ and ZRA shall at least move in and recover all taxes before the company goes down. Why insurance brokers and other insurance companies not blowing whistle to life the corporate veil and recover every ngwee that Hakainde and Muna have externalised, leaving company i
    Sanlam Life Insurance Zambia Limited

    Sanlam Life Insurance is resorting to Transfer Pricing and has substantial challenges that is leaving policyholders exposed to unqualifiable huge potential tax and policyholders liabilities. Sanlam Life has common shareholders with Saturnia Regina and is resorting to similar practices of shortchanging policyholders, non-compliance with tax and solvency/compliance laws as has been the case with Saturnia Regina for years.

    It declared a dividend of K40 million in 2017 while it had revenue reserve of K32 million. Basically it means it had diluted its shareholders funds and exposed policyholders to the risk of dealing with an Insolvent company. In addition to paying K40 million dividend out of expected profit, it paid another K15 million dividend after the close of the year, leaving behind K19 million as revenue reserve which might not be sufficient to keep the company actuarially solvent, taking into account the following
    The fear of Sanlam’s solvency and capital requirements came true after 2018 accounts were released. Sanlam has shareholders’ funds of ZMW4,168,281 as against minimum capital requirement of ZMW12,000,000. An urgent action is needed by the Pensions and Insurance Authority, including a review with Zambia Revenue Authority on Transfer Pricing, Tax obligations/liabilities (refer to point 3 hereunder)
    Sanlam is not providing for and paying tax on Health Insurance. Health insurance is not a life insurance product, it is not dependent upon any mortality factor. It has, in fact, nothing to do with insurance, whether life or non-life. In last two years alone it has earned medical income of K136 million and there will be considerable profit on this business. Tax not paid will run into millions of Kwacha. In 2018 it earned an additional ZMW97,263,602
    The company has been externalising every year millions of Kwacha as reinsurance premium only on group life and credit life business, the most profitable segment of life insurance business. It is transfer pricing and ZRA shall move in to charge penalties of K24,000,000 for every year of non-reporting and tax evasion methodology used by Muna Hantuba and his partner in crime in Saturnia Regina and Sanlam Life Mr. Hakainde. During last three years alone Sanlam has transferred K259 million to its holding company in South Africa against which claim worth K28 million only have been recovered. It is a daytime robbery. If low margin individual life and health insurance (till 2017, in 2018 even that has been transferred to an associate company Saham Re (MCI Care) is 100% kept within Zambia why Group Life and Credit Life is being externalised year-in-year-out? Why, if by any imagination it has to be reinsured, it is not been done with local reinsurers? ZRA shall move in and establish tax evasion liability that will run into hundreds of millions of Kwacha for this nefarious Ponzi scheme infestors. Claim recovery on Reinsured business of Credit and Group life is under 11%. Those infestors would have earned more than 15% on cash transferred to them and after paying 11% as claims are smiling at the stupidity of the PIA not to move in and engage ZRA to stop this rot. Sanlam has no stake in business. It has reaped thousand times of its meagre investment which itself as on December 31, 2109 stand at meagre ZMW4 million, not even meeting minimum capital requirement.
    The company in the year 2017 has retrenched 481 of its employees and converted them into casual workers. Retrenchment exercise continued in the year 2018 and it fired another 9 workers
    It has not been showing investment income on deposit component of savings linked insurance products and thereby depriving the policyholders 100% transparent credit of investment growth to their savings component of premium. Its financial statements do not meet international accounting standards on separation of premium and saving component, maintaining of separate funds and accounts for different classes of business and actuarial valuations reflecting solvency of each fund as each fund has different maturity horizon and assets shall match liabilities with solvency accordingly
    Sanlam has been lending money in contravention of Banking and Financial Services Act. In addition to engaging in lending business, it is lending to companies owned by Hakainde and Muna Hantuba. Why BOZ is not disciplining these robbers for risking policyholders money to further their economic and political interests? Money lent to Izwe, Bayport and A Plus. Nothing is expected of the useless PIA but BOZ and ZRA shall at least move in and recover all taxes before the company goes down. Why insurance brokers and other insurance companies not blowing whistle to life the corporate veil and recover every ngwee that Hakainde and Muna have externalised, leaving company insolvent as at December 31, 2018
    nsolvent as at December 31, 2018

  38. Wilson Mulenga

    The economy is very bad

  39. Star luvweyi

    U can change more ministers more than u want,, but don’t forget the train has more tracks and the don’t move on their on,if the head is out of the railway line,no proper movement can be done,anyway let’s try to change the trucks maybe one of the trock will control the head

  40. Andrew Monde

    That’s good they turnish the name of the president that is nt performing when they are the ones heading the ministries.

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