HH sacks PSs, recalls envoys
By OLIVER SAMBOKO
PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has terminated the services of some Government officials at permanent secretary level and recalled several diplomats.
Announcing the terminations, Presidential spokesperson Anthony Bwalya said amongst those whose contracts have been terminated are Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) National Coordinator Chanda Kabwe and Permanent secretary in the Office of the Vice President Juliana Shoko.
He said President Hichilema’s decision to terminate the contracts was made in keeping with the promise of delivering servant-based leadership that focuses on optimising value for citizens in the manner that various government ministries function.
Mr Bwalya also said the terminations have been made to entrench a new culture of accountability in the way government works and to foster a culture of economic diplomacy.
At permanent secretary level the President dropped Amos Malupenga at Information and Media, Boniface Chibwali at PSMD, Local Government’s Matthew Ngulube, Labour’s Chanda Kaziya, Works and Supply’s Lenox Kalondeand Agriculture’s Songawazo Zyambo.
Others are Mines PS Barnaby Mulenga, Transport and Communication – MisheckLungu, Gender – Sastone Silomba, Home Affairs – Masiye Banda, Health foradministration Emmanuel Ngulube.
At provincial leve,l the President has relieved the following of their services: Northern Province Royd Chakaba, Central Province Bernard Chomba, North-Western Province Willis Mangimela, Luapula Charles Mushota, and Southern Province Joyce Nsamba.
Others are Copperbelt Province PS Bright Nundwe, Western Province’s Danny Bukali and Eastern deputy permanent secretary Japhet Lombe.
President Hichilema has also relieved Local Government Service Commission chairman Amos Musonda, Civil Service Commission chairperson Dickson Chasayaand his deputy Hilary Chipango.
The diplomats who have been recalled include Zambian Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba, Zambian ambassador to Germany Anthony Mukwita, Zambia representative to Switzerland Martha Mwitumwa, High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga and ambasssadorNkandu Munalula in Belgium.
Others are Zambia High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Lieutenant General Paul Mihoba, ambassador to China Winnie Chibesakunda, High Commissioner to Tanzania Benson Chali, High Commissioner to Zimbabwe Emmanuel Chenda and Zambian ambassador to Brazil Alfredah Kansembe.
While Zambian representatives to Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Mumba, consul general to Quanzhou China Daniel Chisenga and deputy high commissioner to Botswana Goodwell Lungu have also been recalled.