UPND MP appointed Defence Minister

UPND MP appointed Defence Minister

Mr Kabimba with With Sinazongwe Member of Parliament and Western Province Minister Richwell Siamunene
Mr Kabimba with With Sinazongwe Member of Parliament and Western Province Minister Richwell Siamunene

Republican President Edgar Lungu has with immediate effect appointed UPND Sinazongwe Member of Parliament Richwell Siamunene as Defence Minister.
Mr Siamunene was until his elevation transport,works,supply and communication deputy Minister.

President Lungu has been holding the position of Defence Minister from the time of late President Michael Sata’s administration, the position he retained following his election as President.

And President Lungu has appointed Kabwe central Member of Parliament James Kapyanga as Deputy Minister of Transport,works,supply and communication taking over from Mr Siamunene.

This is contained in a statement made available to QFM News by the President’s special assistant for press and public relations Amos Chanda.




Richwell Siamunene

Date of Birth: 10th March 1972
Marital Status:  Married
Profession:  Marketer
Educational Qualification:
Business Management Certificate
Certificate in Marketing
Food Processing Course Certificate
Grade 12
Making Friends
Travelling and Sports
Parliamentary History
Sinazongwe – 2011 – UPND

Government Portfolio History

Deputy Minister – Transport, Works, Supply and Communication (Feb 2015)
Provincial Minister – Western Province (Apr 2014)
Deputy Minister – Commerce, Trade and Industry (Feb 2013)
SOURCE : http://www.parliament.gov.zm/node/395


  1. Lungu is smart but what he doesn’t know is that these opposition members he’s appointing in his government is that they are smarter than him. yes these are big positions that no one can afford to say no to. I personally would say yes, but in what criteria is he using to appoint these people? well lungu is doing so because he wants to win popularity in next coming elections he knows the people is appointing will have to think twice to let go of their positions if he were to lose but that’s how politics are all about. good strategy one zambia one one nation that’s good one he is going with. if mr siamunene is smart enough let him not forget his party because he belongs to UPND and everything is going to do let be done under UPND and the interest of the zambian people.

  2. Minister of Defence? I should admit that this one is not an easy one. It has both great advantages and great risks.