Breaking News

Hakainde Hichilema Swears-In New State Counsels and Senior Government Officials

President Hakainde Hichilema of the Republic of Zambia swore-in a cohort of State Counsels and Senior Government officials in a momentous ceremony marked by solemnity and a sense of duty. 

The event, held at the nation’s capital, Lusaka, signifies a significant step forward in the country’s commitment to justice, integrity, and the rule of law.

Among those sworn-in were esteemed legal professionals, including Hon. Mrs Nelly Butete Kashumba Mutti, Hon. Jacob Jack Mwiimbu, MP, Mrs. Frances Mwangala Ifunga Zaloumis, Mr Arshad Abdulla Dudhia, and Mrs. Kondwa Emily Sakala Chibiya. 

The title of State Counsel carries with it not only the prestige of legal expertise but also a profound dedication to public service, embodying principles of fairness, equity, and compassion.

President Hichilema, in his address to the newly appointed State Counsels, emphasized the pivotal role they play as guardians of the Constitution and defenders of democratic values. He urged them to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and to serve the people of Zambia with diligence and integrity.

In addition to the State Counsels, other key appointments were made during the ceremony. Ambassador Lazarous Kapambwe was sworn-in as Special Envoy to the President, recognizing his decades of exceptional service as a career diplomat. 

Dr Choolwe Beyani took the oath as Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission, with a mandate to address crucial issues affecting the performance and service delivery of civil servants.

Furthermore, Ms. Beatrice Kiluya Mpanga assumed her role as Deputy Director-General of the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), tasked with enhancing service delivery in the fight against money laundering and financial crimes. 

Father Joe Komakoma was sworn-in as Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission, charged with promoting and protecting the rights and freedoms of all Zambian citizens.

President Hichilema reiterated the government’s confidence in the newly appointed officials and expressed his expectations for their diligent service to the nation. 

He emphasized the importance of a just and fair society in a democratic nation like Zambia, urging all stakeholders to work together to address human rights abuses and uphold the rule of law.

The ceremony concluded with President Hichilema extending congratulations to all the newly sworn-in officials, wishing them success and offering his support as they embark on their respective roles in serving the people of Zambia.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *