Republican President, Michael Sata, has with immediate effect dropped Ronald Chitotela and Rogers Mwewa as Deputy Ministers of Labour and Agriculture respectively.
Speaking during a meeting with Cabinet Ministers and all Patriotic Front(PF) Members of Parliament at State House this morning, President Sata says he cannot have deputy ministers working in government when they are being investigated over corrupt activities.
The Head of State says it is therefore important that he drops the duo as investigations continue so that they have enough time to clear their names.
President Sata has also urged all PF Members of Parliament to go back to their constitutions and take the media with them and tell the people how much work the PF has done in the few months they have been in power.
He reminded them that 2016 is around the corner and that it is high time PF MPs showed the people how much work they have done in their respective
And responding to a question from Kaputa Member of Parliament, Maxas Ngonga Bweupe,who wanted to know the position of the party over the two rival factions in the party, President Sata jokingly said the recent demonstrations by PF cadres are an indication that the party is alive and healthy.
The Head of State has since directed Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba and Defense Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba to show the people that there are no divisions in the ruling party by going to campaign for the PF
candidates in the forthcoming by-elections in Chipata.