This morning I appointed and swore in my State House team which includes the coordinator for the Covid-19 national response.Mr. Bradford Machila has extensive experience in the civil service and served as Minister in the MMD government. He has Masters in Law.
Bradford will be my Principal Private Secretary.Dr. Oliver Kalabo Former Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr Kalabo holds a PhD degree and has extensive civil service experience. He will be Permanent Secretary for State House Affairs.Dr. Lawrence Mwananyanda comes from the academic and health Sector. He worked as a Research Assistant Professor and is a published Epidemiologist. Dr Mwananyanda will be my Special Assistant for Project Implementation and Monitoring.
Mr. Jito Kayumba, is from the Private Sector and has served on a various boards including Airtel and Zambia Breweries. Until his appointment he was CEO of Kukula Capital a Venture Capital firm that promotes startups. He has a BA Political Science and an MBA from Alu School of Business. Jito will serve as Special Assistant for Economics and Development.
Dr. Roma Chilengi- Special Advisor for Covid-19. Prof. Roma Chilengi, BSc, MB ChB, MSc was until recently, Chief Scientific Officer at CIDRZ, responsible for overall scientific oversight on all CIDRZ research programmes. I appeal to the general public to support this team as they execute their functions.
President of the Republic of Zambia