Hon. Alexander Bwalya Chikwanda is Member of Parliament and Minister of Finance and National Planning. He was born on the eve of Christmas, 24th December, 1938. He is married. Hon. Chikwanda has a Bachelor of Science in Economics. An economist by profession, he was first elected to Parliament in 1973 as MP for Kalulushi Constituency. In 1978, he was nominated by Dr. Kenneth Kaunda as MP. His Excellency Michael Chilufya Sata nominated him as MP in 2011. He is a member of the Standing Orders/ Reforms and Modernization Sessional Committee. He enjoys playing golf.