I have elevated Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe to the post of Minister of Finance taking over from Hon. Felix Mutati who has been moved to Ministry of Works and Supply in the same capacity.
I have appointed Patriotic Front Parliamentary Chief Whip, Hon. Richard Musukwa as the new Minister of Mines and Minerals Development, taking over from Hon. Christopher Yaluma who becomes the Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry. The PF Deputy Chief Whip Hon. Steven Chungu becomes the Chief Whip while Hon. Remember Chanda Mutale is the new Deputy Chief Whip.
I have terminated the appointment of Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Hon. Lloyd Mulenga Kaziya and replaced him with the Minister of General Education, Hon. Dr. Dennis Wanchinga.
The Minister of Energy, Hon. David Mabumba moves to General Education in the same capacity. The Minister of Works and Supply Hon. Mathew Nkhuwa moves to Energy in the same capacity.
I have transference the Minister of Agriculture Hon. Dora Siliya to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services, taking over from Hon. Kampamba Mulenga who becomes Minister of Fisheries and Livestock replacing Hon. Michael Katambo who is the new Minister of Agriculture.
I have swapped Copperbelt Province Minister Bowman Lusambo with his Lusaka Province counterpart, Hon. Japhen Mwakalombe whilst Western Province Minister Hon. Nathaniel M Ubukwanu swaps with North-Western Province Minister Hon. Richard Kapita.
All the changes are with immediate effect.