Hakainde Hichilema

Hichilema fires Cabinet Secretary, dissolves boards of 5 parastatals

ZAMBIAN President Hakainde Hichilema has, with immediate effect, dismissed the secretary to the cabinet Simon Miti and dissolved boards of ZESCO Limited, Zambia Railways, Indeni Petroleum Refinery Company, and ZAMTEL.

According to the press statement issued to the media Tuesday evening by the Lusaka State House, Hichilema has since appointed the Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet for Administration Patrick Kangwa to act as secretary to the Cabinet for administrative convenience.

The statement further said that Oliver Kalabo, who is currently the Permanent Secretary at State House will act as the Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet for Administration.

Hichilema further thanked Simon Miti for his services to the country and wished him well for the future.

Apart from dissolving the boards of ZESCO Limited, Zambia Railways, Indeni Petroleum Refinery Company, and ZAMTEL, the companies under the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Hichilema has terminated the tenure of the Board Chairman of the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings PLC (ZCCM-IH). – Lusaka Times

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