Zambian Ministry Of Health Permanent Secretary,4 Others Fired
President Edgar Lungu has fired Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Administration Mulalelo Kakulubelwa and 4 others.
The head of state has reshuffled six permanent secretaries and appointed seven to the same position.
Those whose contracts have been terminated are Charles Sipanje Permanent Secretary for Northern Province, Bishop Edward Chomba, Ministry of Local Government Permanent Secretary, Stardy Mwale Permanent Secretary at Cabinet office, Mulalelo Kakulubelwa Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health and Joe Kapembwa Permanent Secretary Ministry of Sports.
Meanwhile, President Lungu has transferred Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Works and Supply Agnes Musunga to Cabinet office, Trevor Kaunda from Ministry of Energy to Ministry of National Planning, Mr. Danies Chisenda from the Ministry of National Planning to Ministry of Energy and Ms Joyce Nsamba from Muchinga to Southern Province.
The newly sworn in Permanent Secretaries include, Mr. Emmanuel Ngulube as PS Health, Mr. Lennox Kalonde PS Works and Supply, Mr. Mathew Ngulube PS Local Government, Mr. Patrick Lungu PS Tourism, Dr. John Phiri PS Sports, Mr. Royd Chakaba PS Northern Province and Captain Davison Mulenga as PS Muchinga Province.
And speaking during the swearing in ceremony of the new office bearers at state house this morning, the head of state tasked the controlling officers to ensure the smooth implementation of various government policies as enshrined in the seventh national development plan.
The president has also expressed concern in the manner some controlling officers have been antagonizing with their respective ministers whom he says have created a toxic environment in the ministries and consequently affecting service delivery.