Zambia's President Lungu Fires His Information Minister

ZAMBIAN President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday dismissed his Information Minister and Chief Government Spokesperson Dr Chishimba Kambwili with immediate effect.

 In a statement released to the media by State House, Lungu has since appointed Kampamba Mulenga, MP as the new Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services.

No reasons were given for the dismissal of Dr Kambwili.

“The new Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services is Member of Parliament for Kalulushi Constituency on the Copperbelt Province,” read the statement by Amos Chanda, Special Assistant to the President (Press and Public Relations).

“The President has encouraged the new Minister to serve diligently and with high levels of integrity as she takes up this important role.

“The President is confident that the added attributes of youth and female gender will spur the Minister to work even harder to promote the cause of women and youth in decision making.”

Mulenga previously served as District Commissioner for Kalulushi before she entered active politics.