Sata announces new Cabinet
President Michael Sata has moved quickly to appoint a new Cabinet which has been reduced from the 22 ministries under former President Rupiah Banda to just 17 posts.
He has appointed Guy Scott, a white Zambian, as his vice president and, in a surprise move, has sacked the Bank of Zambia Governor, Caleb Fundanga.
The new president has acted like a whirlwind in the two weeks since his election. He has already met with the Chinese Ambassador, directed a review of the minimum wage, abolished a number of key posts and stopped the sale of a key bank.
The Cabinet, as announced in a government press release, is as follows:
|Guy Scott||Vice president|
|Sebastian Zulu||Minister of Justice|
|Godfrey Mwamba||Minister of Defence|
|Alexander Chikwanda||Minister of Finance|
|Kennedy Sakeni||Minister of Home Affairs|
|Dr. Joseph Kasonde||Minister of Health|
|Chishimba Kambwili||Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Emmanuel Chenda||Minister of Agriculture and Livestock|
|Fackson Shamenda||Minister of Labour, Sports, Youth and Gender|
|Bob Sichinga||Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry|
|Wilbur Simusa||Minister of Mines|
|Given Lubinda||Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Tourism|
|C .Yaluma||Minister of Lands, Energy and Water Development|
|Dr. J. Phiri||Minister of Education, Science and Vocational Training|
|Professor Nkandu Luo||Minister of Local Government, Housing, Early Education and Environment Protection|
|Dr Joseph Katema||Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health|
|Inonge Wina||Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs|
|Willie Nsanda||Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications|