President Michael Sata today presided over the swearing in ceremony for the recently-appointed constitutional officer holders.
The President, who took time to greet ministers and senior government officials in attendance, swore in Mr Musa Mwenye, State Council (SC) as the country’s new Attorney General and Mr Abraham Mwansa as Solicitor General (SC).
The President congratulated the duo and encouraged them to work in the interest of the Zambian people.
Mr Mwenye, took his oath of office before President Sata at State House today.
The swearing in of Mr Mwenye as Attorney General was witnessed by Justice Minister, Wynter Kabimba, Home Affairs Minister, Edgar Lungu and Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, Joseph Katema, who is also Chief Government Spokesperson.
Also in attendance at this morning’s swearing in ceremony was Secretary to the Cabinet, Roland Msiska and his Deputy, Peter Kasanda, Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, George Zulu, Permanent Secretary in-charge of Administration at Cabinet Office, Margaret Miyoba and the Chairperson of the Public Service Commission, Kawaya Kamanga.
The appointment of Mr Mwenye as Attorney General follows the elevation of his predecessor, Mumba Malila, as Supreme Court Judge.
President Sata also administered the oath of office to the newly appointed Solicitor General, Abraham Mwansa, who until his appointment was a private legal practitioner.
Mr Mwansa was at the same ceremony also sworn- in as State Counsel.
The swearing -in of the new Attorney General and Solicitor General now completes the process as required by law following their appointments by the Head of State and their ratification by Parliament.