Thursday, 16 January 2014


PRESIDENT Michael Sata has fired two Permanent Secretaries in the ministry of Works and Supply Bernard Chiwala and Charity Kaande-Ngoma.

According to Cabinet sources, President Sata has also swapped Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr Peter Mwaba with his Home affairs counterpart Dr Misheck Chikamata.

Meanwhile Cabinet permanent secretary Ann Sinyangwe revealed that President Sata has appointed Bank of Zambia deputy governor in charge of operations Dr Bwalya Ngandu as the new permanent secretary for Works as Supply.

Sinyangwe could not however confirm the dismissal of Kaande-Ngoma and Chiwala, referring queries to State House permanent secretary Kaiza Zulu.

However, sources within Cabinet disclosed that President Sata had dismissed the duo.

"Apart from what you reported where Mr. Malupenga has swapped position with Mr Seyuba in Western and North Western Province, the President has also made changes to three ministries at permanent secretary level."

"On Monday Mr. Chiwala was relieved off his duties while his counterpart Madam Ngoma has also been dismissed."

The sources said reasons were not clear for the dismissal of the two permanent secretaries but that they had both been communicated to.

"They have both been communicated to and what I know is that the President is expected to swear in new permanent secretaries tomorrow.

Chiwala previously served as Road Deveoplment Agency (RDA) chief executive officer while Ngoma was an inspector at the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA).

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