Sata names new Zambian Cabinet

Chishimba Kambwili - Minister of Foreign Affairs

President Michael Sata has appointed Wilbur Simusa as new Mines Minister, P F party Vice president Guy Scott as republican vice president.

Some of the other appointments include Alexander Chikwanda for Finance, Godfrey Mwamba for Defence, Given Lubinda for the new merged ministy of Information, Broadcasting and Tourism, Chishimba Kambwili for Foreign Affairs, Panji Kaunda as Deputy Minister of Defence and Bob Sichinga as the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Meanwhile, new Mines Minister Wilbur Simusa said shortly after being appointed to the post said the tax the Zambian government is getting from mines in Africa’s top copper producer is not enough and may need to be reconsidered.

Here is a full list:

1. Office of the President Michael Sata

2. Office of the Vice President Guy L. Scott, MP
Deputy Minister Edgar C. Lungu

3. Ministry of Justice
a) Cabinet Minister Sebastian S. Zulu
b) Deputy Minister Ngosa Simbyakula

4. Ministry of Defence
a) Cabinet Minister Geofrey B. Mwamba
b) Deputy Minister Panji Kaunda

5. Ministry of Finance
a) Cabinet Minister Alexander B. Chikwanda
b) Deputy Minister Alfreda Kansembe,

6. Ministry of Home Affairs
a) Cabinet Minister Kennedy Sakeni
b) Deputy Minister Obvious Mwaliteta

7. Ministry of Health
a) Cabinet Minister Dr. Joseph Kasonde
b) Deputy Minister Patrick Chikusu

8. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
a) Cabinet Minister Chisimba Kambwili
b) Deputy Minister Dr. Effron Lungu

9. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
a) Cabinet Minister Emmanuel Chenda
b) Deputy minister Nicholas Banda

10. Ministry of Labour, Sports, Youth and Gender
a) Cabinet Minister Fackson Shamenda
b) Deputy Minister Rayford Mbulu

11. Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry
a) Cabinet Minister Robert Sichinga
b) Deputy Minister Keith Mukata

12. Ministry of Mines
a) Cabinet Minister Wylbur Simuusa
b) Deputy Minister Richard Musukwa

13. Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Tourism
a) Cabinet Minister Given Lubinda
b) Deputy Minister Forrie Tembo

14. Ministry of Education, Science and Vocational Training
a) Cabinet Minister Dr. John N. Phiri
b) Deputy Minister Prof. Nevelyn Willombe

15. Ministry of Lands, Energy and Water Development
a) Cabinet Minister Chistopher Yaluma
b) Deputy Minister Charles Zulu

16. Ministry of Local Government, Housing, Early Education and Environmental Protection
a) Cabinet Minister Prof. Nkandu Luo
b) Deputy Minister Esther Banda

17. Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health
a) Cabinet Minister Dr. Joseph. Katema
b) Deputy Minister Jean Kapata

18. Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs
a) Cabinet Minister Inonge Wina
b) Deputy Minister Belinda Kawandami

19. Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications
a) Cabinet Minister Willie Nsanda
b) Deputy Minister Samuel Mukupa

Provincial Ministers:
1. Central – Phillip Kosamu
2 Copperbelt – Yamfwa Mukanga
3. Luapula – Davies Mwila
4. Eastern – Solomon Mbuzi
5. Lusaka – Miles Sampa
6. Northern – Freedom Sikazwe
7. North Western – J. Limata Limata
8. Western – N. Mubukwanu
9. Southern – Katombola Lukulo

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  19. Mbaita Espinah LIBWESHYA says:

    Honestly, I don’t even know where to start from! All in all – “CONGRATULATIONS BWANA MICHAEL CHILUFYA SATA . YOU HAVE FINALLY DONE IT!” With Tribal issues, don’t worry about it!!! It has always been “One Zambia One Nation.” Keep it up “Bwana M.C. SATA!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. peter chimanga says:

    If we applauded Obama why not scot

  21. Muleya. (UK). says:

    People from provinces where His Excellence the President did not nominate a cabinet minister seem to be crying foul. I am not very sure why they should, because these are the same people (majority of them) who did not vote for him. They decided to vote for their tribesmen or traditional cousins as MPs and as Losing presidential candidates. If they think Michael is being tribalistic (if there is such English), then, them they are worse off because, before Michael was declared the winner and appointed his ministers, the Tongas (Ba mbululu bangu), the Lozis (my tradtional cousins) and those in N/Western and Central provinces including Eastern, they went to vote for their relatives on tribal lines. So, they are the ones who started it. If it is throwing blows, they threw their blows and provoked the COBRA, and now they are crying because they have realised that the their blows (VOTES) were too weak. YOU DO NOT THROW STONES AT YOUR ENEMY WHEN YOU KNOW YOU LIVE IN AN ALL ROUND GLASS HOUSE!!!. I tell you, if you do not change your thinking by voting for your MPs and your losing Presidents, you will CRY for the next TEN (kumi) years. You wanted him to appoint your MPs, for what? It’s not fair! You do not want to work with him, that is why ” Wamusowela anze”. Atu bombe tulye malelo. Congratulations to Mr Mwaliteta.
    I think i should come and run some sensitization seminars for my relatives before it is too late. May the Almighty God open your eyes and see that the world is changing and changing very fast. Crying foul will not change things, but changed mind will change every thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  22. Congratulations Batata and your new cabinet, may God bless you and give all Zambians equal chances in realising our full measure of potential and happiness through your open administrative approach. We hoping that you will also outline within your programmes, a more clear and accessible Youth Development Programme for all our young Men and Women whose sacrifices during this past election contributed to the result now most cherished by all in our land. Once again Lesa atupale in one unity regardless of tribe, race, religion and partriotism.

  23. Zim says:

    White Sata is in a slave master relationship with Scott. Zambians need to read the Book of Bob Mugabe on African renaissance. Even if they don’t absorb the whole page the reading is worthy!

  24. Kazembe says:

    Despite Mr. Sata being elected mostly by young voters, he has instead chosen to populate his cabinet and other appointments with very old and aged people. This is a clear betrayal to the cause of young people who turned enmass to put this government into power.

    • MEENDA says:

      As much as I may think it is progression for Zambia to have Sata as president, it has nothing to do with constitution but lack of political will & development within so called “educated less old Zambians”. 0 amp in any areas is as bad on losing party as the winning one.

      Zambians be real.

  25. Kazembe says:

    how do yo explain Sata and PF getting the following results Southern province = 0 MPs, Northerwetern = 0 MPs, Eastern Province = 1 MPs, Western Province = 2 MPs and Central Province = 3. If our constitution was well writen Sata wouldn’t have been declared president coz more than half provinces, more than half people rejected him. That is why USA has electoral college and popular vote, Sanate and Congress, the had looked at all these. With this situation, one can be a resident even by winning one or two provinces. We need to change things since now we are educated than when Welesky gave power to us. regioan and triabal voting makes someone appoint regionally and tribally.

    • Masongo says:

      Good observation but what do you say about people like Dr.Kenneth D.Kaunda and other freedom fighetrs who fought for majority rule? We are a young democracy, lets move accordingly and for the time being let us accept majority rule.

      • ba masongo am from Lusaka the capital majority is not forcing people to join your party or else no clinic no market etc etc … being beat by the so called kaunda’s dogs. NOT GODS CRREATION think about it bwana bless.

  26. kamwendo says:

    Makuyu well spoken!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. kanitundila says:

    Wazaza & Nyambe, have you both just woken up from your slumber lasting the past 20 yrs??? Well, good morning & hello!!! the world & Zambia have changed a lot since you went to sleep, a BLACKMAN is president of the USA, & we have a WHITEMAN for VEEP, he is very much Zambian though he maybe probably MORE ZAMBIAN THAN YOU than color tainted!!! I’m very sure the MAJORITY OF LUSAKA RESIDENTS OBVIOUSLY LIKE HIM, hence voted for him, the rest of Zambia that he TOURED obviously liked him as well as the message that he took to them on behalf of his party – becoz if they didn’t, PF wouldn’t be in power!! So welcome to the real world, LIVE WITH IT, or I DO HAVE SOME SPARE ROPE, which on this occasion, am prepared to give you as much length for free to go & hang, though on second thoughts, that might be self defeating, will probably just give you about 85cm, should be ideal for the job, considering, you neck girth is about 40cm, leaving just enough for the vertical!!!

    • Wazaza says:

      Entetaining rant! but very light on substance..let me educate you a little my friend. Obama’s ancestors(black people) have no history of enslaving the white man and treating him as sub -human.. Guy Scott ‘s ancestors( white men) less than 50 years ago were raping and pillageing my country. History should always teach something.

      I have nothing against Dr Scott personally … but i find the concept of decedant of a slave master /rapists/ plunderer/colonisers becoming my president hard to stomach…by the way upon the abolition of slavery some slaves refused to be free, because they became acustomed to the slave mentality…you my friend sound like a classic house negro begging his master to rape him again and again.

  28. Mwata says:

    Sata should have appointed 2 cabinet Ministers from each Province. He is the President of Zambia and not President for Bemba speaking ethnicities. This is easy to do because the constitution allows the President to nominate 8 MPs. However because he is such an unashamed tribalist he has used the opportunity to nominate more Bemba speakers like Kasonde and Chikwanda. ‘Dont Kubeba’ that Patriotic Front simply means Bemba Front. True patriots you have been coned! I hope this is the last time Bemba speaking ethnicities will ever accuse non-Bemba politicians as being tribalists. You’ve exposed yourselves! You are charlattans! PF is a Tribal Party! To think that this is the same Sata and his followers who were railing against the ‘tribalism’ of late Mwanawasa and Banda! Now the sing song is ‘give them a chance to perform’… you mean to say ‘Give Bemba tribalism a chance to prosper?’ If tribalism was evil under the previous regimes why should it be special under Bemba hegemony? Where is your decency you people? Stop telling lies about Sata having being voted for by Bembas because no one has seived the elections in Lusaka and the Copperbelt and isolated the ‘majority’. That is just bull.shit unless of course it is an indirect admittance that PF is essentially a tribal party which it is but the voters were not majority Bemba.( Notice also how in most urban constituencies the majority of candidates imposed by Sata were from Bemba speaking ethnicities as if urban areas are not mixed!)

  29. dnice says:

    Well, what a cabinet. The next thing is for us to see how they perform and i am sure they will. To those who are talking about tribes, listen, it doesnt matter which tribe someone comes from, what matters is their abilty to produce results. To be honest i woudnt mind if the whole cabinet is full of Lozis so long as they are able to achieve the results for our beloved zambia.

  30. Martin says:

    Just from the look of things, although political appointments are done on try and error basis, the copper mines in North-western Province will soon be closed down by MCS just as FJT neglected the rich resources that make a very big contribution to the Zambian economy, as this is not a Bemba native land. The only and most balanced President that Zambia has had is Levy Patrick Mwanawasa. Sata has started showing the colours of his Development characteristic style for the next unfortunate five year term for Zambia.
    A sensitive person can not think that the only tribe that can do better is Bemba.
    Tribal balancing in such nominations is very important as people become well represented. Mwanawasa, had to make his Govt sound by appointing people from not only his political party as his interest was to put things well and right.
    We hope Northwestern, Southern will be remembered also. A President should never hold any grudges against any single tribe as he should act like the way God supplies to all despite what they are.

  31. makuyu says:

    am lozi,voted for sata and campaigned for him at the risk of losing my job;so am glad he tried to get the right people for the job but what he got is what he can use.forget tribe please,it never develops the country.bemba or lozi,we move forward as one.

  32. Limnothrissa says:

    All you who are complaining about appointments, especially Guy Scott are really missing the point. We need the best people in the job DOING THEIR JOB!

    Who cares if they are Bembas, or for that matter what colour their skin is?

    If they can do what PF says they will do, I will be happy with anyone where ever he/she comes from or whoever their ancestors were!

    More money in the pocket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wazaza says:

      There are certain positions in any country that are sybollic of it’s people..Dr Scott , an Oxford graduate is well qualified to serve our country in any other capacity , but not as vice-president a merely stroke away from the presidency! white people are less than 1 per cent of our population… We will be the laughing stock of the world if Sata passed on and we allowed a white man to be symbol of our nation.

      • Henry says:

        Iwe tekanya! Are Americans a “laughing stock of the world”

        • Wazaza says:

          Ba Henry … America is not a white man’s country like the UK or Norway!! it is a melting pot with over 60 million black and latinos .. its only right that they have ‘mixed – race’ though i prefer black president. A white president in a country of 12 million blacks and less than 10 thousand white duo passport holders …you are having a laugh my friend.

      • Cherry babe says:

        Thts y he has a deputy vice u idiot. Infact, u wil die earlier than Sata. U’r oredy wishing hm death. Besides, wn the president dies, the country goz 4 elections. So, its yo wish eithr 2 cast it on a white man o yo black bum!!

        • Wazaza says:

          c.b…You sound inarticulate my dear…so i shall ignore your insults…if you can read please refer to all my post on this matter might just learn something! lol.

  33. Rabby Dabby says:

    Hi my fellow Zambians. Let not the issue of tribalism cause commotion. Let us give those appointed to deliver, then we will analyze. On the other hand, we urge the president and those who are appointed to work well, conscious that they are there to serve all Zambians. This will be a good sign of patriotism, human maturity and the fear of God. I wish you God’s blessings in the delivery of your services to our lovely country.

  34. Rabby Dabby says:

    hi my fellow Zambians, let these appointments not bring commotions. Let us give those who have been appointed some time to deliver. On the other hand, it is true that we have to remind both the president and all those appointed regardless of which tribe they are, not to work under the impulse of tribalism since that is far from not only patriotism, but also from responsibility and even human maturity. We wish you all the best and may God help you in your service to our lovely country.

  35. LC says:

    Good job on appointing Inonge and Luo. Good credentials and work history!!!

  36. Lelo says:

    Dr Bwalya N’gandu is new bank of Zambia gov‏

  37. Fwaka says:

    Tribal gyminastics at its best. My feeling is that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Wait for the gov official appointees…….things are yet to get really shocking.

  38. kwanunikwanu says:

    umutembo ufinina kosekose?

    Name Tribe
    . Office of the President Michael Sata Bemba
    2. Office of the Vice President Guy L. Scott, MP Neutral
    Deputy Minister Edgar C. Lungu Chewa
    a) Cabinet Minister Sebastian S. Zulu Chewa
    b) Deputy Minister Ngosa Simbyakula Bemba
    a) Cabinet Minister Geofrey B. Mwamba Bemba
    b) Deputy Minister Panji Kaunda Bemba
    a) Cabinet Minister Alexander B. Chikwanda Bemba
    b) Deputy Minister Alfreda Kansembe, Bemba
    a) Cabinet Minister Kennedy Sakeni Bemba
    b) Deputy Minister Obvious Mwaliteta lenje
    a) Cabinet Minister Dr. Joseph Kasonde Bemba
    b) Deputy Minister Patrick Chikusu Bemba
    a) Cabinet Minister Chisimba Kambwili Bemba
    b) Deputy Minister Dr. Effron Lungu Chewa
    a) Cabinet Minister Emmanuel Chenda Bemba
    b) Deputy minister Nicholas Banda Chewa
    a) Cabinet Minister Fackson Shamenda Bemba
    b) Deputy Minister Rayford Mbulu Bemba
    a) Cabinet Minister Robert Sichinga Namwanga
    b) Deputy Minister Keith Mukata Bemba
    a) Cabinet Minister Wylbur Simuusa Lozi
    b) Deputy Minister Richard Musukwa Chewa
    a) Cabinet Minister Given Lubinda Lozi
    b) Deputy Minister Forrie Tembo Chewa
    a) Cabinet Minister Dr. John N. Phiri Chewa
    b) Deputy Minister Prof. Nevelyn Willombe Bemba
    a) Cabinet Minister Chistopher Yaluma Bemba
    b) Deputy Minister Charles Zulu Chewa
    a) Cabinet Minister Prof. Nkandu Luo Bemba
    b) Deputy Minister Esther Banda Chewa
    a) Cabinet Minister Dr. Joseph. Katema Bemba
    b) Deputy Minister Jean Kapata Bemba
    a) Cabinet Minister Inonge Wina Lozi
    b) Deputy Minister Belinda Kawandami Kaonde
    a) Cabinet Minister Willie Nsanda Bemba
    b) Deputy Minister Samuel Mukupa Bemba
    1. Central – Phillip Kosamu Bemba
    2 Copperbelt – Yamfwa Mukanga Bemba
    3. Luapula – Davies Mwila Bemba
    4. Eastern – Solomon Mbuzi Chewa
    5. Lusaka – Miles Sampa Bemba
    6. Northern – Freedom Sikazwe Namwanga
    7. North Western – J. Limata Limata Luvale
    8. Western – N. Mubukwanu Lozi
    9. Southern – Katombola Lukulo Lozi

    25 Bemba
    10 Chewa
    5 Lozi

    • pf unza says:

      People, do not lie, some of the people you have put as bemba, they are not bembas, some are from eastern province, centra or copperbelt, just to give an example Deputy Minister Panji Kaunda, Is he bemba? Lets be facture, lets allow the prez to do his job…

    • Mwewa says:

      Sorry Kwanunikwanu
      Ba Belinda Kawandami is not Bemba I should know she is Lunda Kazembe also Prof Willombe is not Bemba she is from Mbala please check your facts – when did Kasama become Kawambwa or Mbala?!!! Remember they fought for PF not MMD

    • Chimba says:

      Some people are not Bemba e.g. Katema, Kapata, Chikusu, Mukata. Simuusa is Tonga

  39. pf unza says:

    MPEZENI IMPRESSED WITH NEW MINISTRYPARAMOUNT Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people says he is very pleased with the creation of a new Ministry to take care of Chiefs and traditional Affairs

  40. The Donchi Kubeba Cabinet says:

    By E. Munshya wa Munshya

    President Michael Chilufya Sata has finally released a list of 19 ministers. I find this list very interesting for several reasons. First, it has taken at least a week from the time he took office to name a cabinet. This is the most time any Zambian president has ever taken in the Third Republic. That delay however, can be justified. He was probably still researching and investigating who to appoint. Or he was just being careful so that he does a very good job. Or may be he had been unwell and was waiting to recuperate. There could be several hypotheses given for the delay. In any case, the delay does seem to go against the ethos of President Sata’s campaign. That he is a man of action who was ready to govern immediately. However, once given power, it had to take seven days to figure out who is in his cabinet and who is not.

    Second, HE the President has appointed Dr. Lindsay Guy Scott as his vice-president. In a post-colonial African country, this is a rarity. Zambia could be the first country to have a white vice-president. This appointment should be praised by all well meaning Zambians. Guy Scott has demonstrated in his life that he is just like every one of us. You think of Guy Scott and you never think of the color of his skin, but the content of his character. The character that mingles with the black poor of Zambia. The character that made him fight his political battles like everybody else. Guy Scott just like his boss, President Sata, possesses a common touch. He is a man of the people.

    I am aware that there are some Zambians who are questioning whether indeed Guy qualifies to be a vice-president. There are questions of whether he could act as president or even whether he could run for the position of President of the republic.

    According to the constitution of the republic of Zambia as amended in 1996, a presidential candidate should be a Zambian by birth or descent and his father and mother should be Zambian by birth or descent. From a cursory look at the articles of our constitution you would think that Guy does not qualify. But in fact, the right legal position is that according to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Lewanika and others v FJT Chiluba, the Supreme Court interpreted Article 45 of the Constitution of Zambia and guided the nation that the clauses that seem to require a presidential candidate to have Zambian parents cannot apply to those candidates whose fathers or mothers were born before the creation of the Zambian state in 1964. The starting point for Guy Scott therefore is that he in 1964 became a citizen of the republic of Zambia. That citizenship qualifies him to stand. He cannot produce a Zambian father or mother just like Michael Sata or Rupiah Banda cannot. The parents of either Sata or Banda could have been born in the early 1900 in a territory protected by the British and Zambian citizenship cannot be imputed upon those old dead folks, according to the Supreme Court.

    The appointment of Guy Scott and the ruling of the Supreme Court should now put to rest this xenophobia and tribalism exhibited by some sections of our country who believe that some Zambians are less Zambian simply because of the color of their skin or the name of their tribe. That is the more reason why it was so bizarre when Wynter Kabimba went to court saying President Rupiah Banda having had Malawian parents did not qualify for the presidency. In view of clear Supreme Court precedence Kabimba’s action was stale to say the least. But unlike Kabimba, all Zambians should welcome vice-president Guy Lindsay Scott and hope that one day, he would be able to run for president of our republic.

    Third, President Sata’s cabinet is really notorious for having only 2 females. This is unacceptable and it cannot be justified. Not at all. President Sata should have included more women in his cabinet. It is the right thing to do. The argument that there were no women of caliber to appoint is a stale argument. He had appointed several questionable men, why can’t he do the same for women? The idea that a president should be excused when he makes gender insensitive decisions is a thing of the past. We are tired of having cabinets full of men. Men have proved to be selfish and problematic. What we need is a gender sensitive structure in all sectors of our nation. And we cannot say that women would have to compete freely in order to be appointed. The reason being that the structure of our nation seem to be so biased against the women and so a presidential appointment becomes one of the things that can at least bring in some balance and publicity to the issues. For now we have to endure another cabinet that lacks proper women presentation. Additionally, among the 10 MPs Sata nominated to parliament couldn’t he have at least nominated a woman?

    Fourth, President Sata’s cabinet is simply tribally tilted towards one tribe. I had written previously that of all presidents the one who appointed more of his tribesmen was FJT Chiluba. But in 2011 FJT Chiluba has been beaten to this record. President Sata has appointed 11 Bemba-speaking ministers out of his 19. When I wrote this on both facebook and twitter, I was insulted and was called a tribalist. I was called all sorts of names. It is not my wish to respond to those insults. But suffice here to mention that Hakainde Hichilema’s National Executive is more tribally balanced than Sata’s cabinet. And when I say that, I should be not be roasted for it. Here is a short history lesson. When Mwanawasa appointed just a few Lamba and Lenjes in his cabinet Michael Sata then in opposition called Mwanawasa a tribalist. To make it worse, Mwanawasa at one time said Bembas stink. This was Sata’s staple for Mwanawasa’s political attack. Out of 22 Cabinet ministers, Rupiah Banda had 6 from Eastern Province. For opposition leader Michael Sata, that number showed that Banda was a tribalist. In 2011, Sata has over half of his cabinet hailing from either Northern or Luapula Provinces. Shouldn’t we call upon Sata and remind him that such actions are tribalistic? If what Sata has done was ever done by a Tonga or a Lozi Zambia would be in war today. Why is it that tribalism is alright as long as it is a Bemba practicing it and yet it is wrong if it is being practiced by a Tonga or a Lamba or a Lenje? President Sata needed to be a little bit more sensitive in his appointments. 11 ministers from Luapula/Northern out of a possible 19 is a tribalistic situation.

    Fifth, President Sata says that he has reduced the number of ministers from 22 to 19. He has saved 3 seats. He says he has done this to save public funds. Among the merged ministries are ministries bizarrely called,
    “Ministry of Local Government, Housing, Early Education and Environmental Protection” and then another one is called, “Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health”. There are still one that has merged Tourism, Broadcasting and Information. From the look of things, many are praising such initiatives as cost-saving. But the question is cost-saving by how much? Is it still cost-saving if one minister will be responsible for so different things as local government, housing, early childhood and environmental protection. No minister can attend to all these elements effectively. Which one of all these combined elements will suffer more than the other. Cost-saving should not be parroted over efficiency and effectiveness. President Sata in trying to save a few million kwachas is inevitably setting himself up for serious failure. Zambian ministers are already overworked supervising one ministry or two. Where will they get the energy to attend to four or five portfolios? There are better ways to save money and bundling up the ministries so that it creates some conceptually complicated nomenclature is a courtship of disaster.
    All in all, after all is said and done. My score for this cabinet is a 2 out of 10. Donchi Kubeba!

    • Flawed says:

      Your analysis ignores the fact that the President had to appoint those who had fought the battles in PF along with him. I don’t see what sense it makes to ignore people who have made the PF government possible in order to appease other tribes. It is an obvious matter known by all Zambians, Bembas are not tribal in their dealings and this is one of the qualities that make Bembas better leadership material. Some people from certain tribes are so stuck-up and full of themselves that if they led Zambia, the country will almost certainly split, I am sure most well meaning Zambians will not allow that to happen.

      • Blind deaf or what? says:

        “Bembas are not tribal…” – says who??? Turkeys don’t vote for Christmas. How is it that of all the 5 presidents of Zambia so far, the only two to appoint a Bemba majority cabinet have themselves been Bemba – aka Chiluba & Sata.

  41. Wina Achoka. says:

    Am happy for Guy Scot & Given Lubinda…actually they are not Bembas, so why the fuse about bemba!

  42. Melody says:

    Six hours later his Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata has revoked the appointment and nomination of two of his new Cabinet members, Mr. Willie Nsanda and Mr. Samuel Mukupa.

  43. Ireen says:

    Lol! A balanced govt indeed! This is a very tribal govt! It is 4 the Northern/Luapula axis of Bemba speaking ethnic groups. I am actually enjoying this. Honestly; I hope this puts to bed once and for all the rubbish habit of pointing to others as being tribalists! You cannot make this claim unless it is borne out of fact. So please spare us the nonsense about not wanting to vote 4 this and that candidate because their ethnic group are tribalists! I am not personally surprised because this is Chiluba Mark II. Enjoy the ride ! If HH were to form a govt in which 50% of Ministers were from Bantu Botatwe we should also term it one Zambia one nation! Chi wamila galu! All the best to the Cobra and his gifted cabinet!

    • Shani iyo says:

      If HH party is most tribal, because nealy all his MPs are from his tribe, compared to PF… Remember, Sata started this PF alone and people joined him, one by one…so give the man some thumbs up – let us see what a UPND government will be in 2016 – if, if, if HH wins…

  44. CK says:

    do people want the president to pick ministrer on tribal basis. lets see whether these are qualified first, tribal issues will come later. Its clear where many PF members are coming from, unless you wanted him to pick anybody even those who were in the previous gavernment. To be fair the cabinet is ok

  45. Wazaza says:

    It says something about us Zambians that we have a white man a heart beat away from the presidency and no one seems to notice !! We are either truly colour blind or we are a bunch of naive house negroes waiting for the white man to rescue us

    . We could end up as the first independent African state to have a white President…As a pan-Africanist I am not entirely confortable with this thought . The savegery of the white man in Africa is still fresh in my mind.

    • nyambe says:


      I absolutely agree with you, Spot on, to me it seems exactly the way you have summed it up: “naive house negroes waiting for the white man to rescue us”.
      I wonder how the rest of Africa will look at us, they will look at us like a bunch of fools consisting of the whole nation who seem to embrace the idea of having a white man as the vice, so close to becoming the president himeslf. After fighting so much to break away from colonial rule and be independent enough to govern ourselves . What do Zambians do appoint a white man for such a key position in the country. This says a lot about the incompetencies of Zambians unable to govern themselves unless a white man is present to help make extremely vital decisions. Shame on you Zambians…this is a digrace. Next we will have a white man as President.

    • bigza says:

      wazaza! why are you so scared of a white man? read about what Guy Scotts’s father did for Zambia before exposing your racist inner self. Inferiority complex. The world is moving forward. and you are stuck in your white man did this, white did that….blah blah blah!. Most Zambians are descent,and they love to live in harmony with people of all other races. We have forgiven(we will not forget) but we have moved on. Get over yourself. I will vote for any Zambian who wants progress for the people of Zambia.

      • Wazaza says:

        Bigza…It is only a proud patriot that does not accept to be ruled by another national ,an inferiority complex is when you believe that you are not good enough to rule yourself! and require a white man to rule you.If you were Nigerian or Somalian we would not have this discussion..

        .Don,t know why some of you Zambians love the white man more than he loves himself! I am just a proud pan-Africanist who believes Africans should rule themselves…by the way I am no racist …i love white women.!ha .ha mother is white.

  46. ngwele says:

    Bo Wam, It’s not about regional decent(so called tribe). It’s about Zambia. Bo Simuusa has the most important ministry at the moment. We need to sort out those mines where the wealth of the nation comes from. Bo Wina will also be key in sorting out the Barotseland issue in the newly created portfolio. We want you to remain as part of Zambia.
    These jobs are also not permanent.
    I understand he’s nominated 10 MPs instead of 8 which is against the constitution. Can’t confirm since I haven’t seen the final list of elected members.

  47. chileshe says:

    cabinet is ok young people can not be trusted at this critical time of correcting things. Let them first set the standards of people centred governance .

  48. Danger Man says:

    Imwe, It is One Zambia One Nation!

  49. zn says:

    Newly appointed Republican Vice President Guy Scott says he will put in his best towards the development of the country.Dr. Scott says it is an honour to be appointed Republican Vice President and that he will work extra hard.He was speaking with ZNBC News shortly after President Michael Sata announced his new cabinet at State House in Lusaka on Thursday.And Minister of Defence Geoffrey Mwamba and Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Willie Nsanda have promised that they will not betrayed Zambians have bestowed on them.The duo was speaking in separate interviews in Lusaka at State House after their appointment by republican President Michael Sata.

  50. fb says:

    Can us Tonga’s stop whining for not having got positions in Sata’s cabinet. We are in parliament and that is where we will make our contribution to the nation. As we have seen cabinet positions are meant to appease party cadres. Real business of shaping policy and laws that will take us forward will be done in the house.

  51. TM says:

    All of you saying this cabinet has more bembas you are wrong. All the following are not bemba: Guy Scott, Edgar Lungu, S. Lungu, Simbyakula, Mwaliteta, Effron Lungu, Nicholas Banda, Fackson Shamenda, Robert (Bob) Sichinga, Keith Mukata, Wilbur Simuusa, Richard Musukwa, Given Lubinda, Forrie Tembo, John N. Phiri, Prof Wilombe, Christopher Yaluma, Charles Zulu, Esther Banda, Inonge Wina; to mention but a few.

    Hence it is not correct to say they are all bembas but i would agree if you talk about tonga representation.

    Please leave H.E President M. C Sata to do his job.

  52. fb.a says:

    Congratulate Col Panji Kaunda on his new appointment in PF GVT as Deputy Minister of Defense

  53. prince says:

    I have faith in SATA and the PF Government , But how come the Southern Citizens are not represented by any one . The new cabinet has more Bembas than any other tribe from the 9 provinces.

  54. fb says:

    I congratulate HE MCS for the appointment of GS as his VP and hope that the chemistry that worked between them in building the PF will do the same for the country.

  55. ON says:

    Congrats H.E,I had thought we did not need all those deputy ministers,I had expected our government to save some resource from those position,but i understand that the president needed to thank those that helped him to get that position.But it seems not balanced its more of Bembas.I hope they will be thinking of zambia.Then some of them have been misplaced ie GBM defence i dont think thats not ok.I hope H.E will denounce all the violence being pepetrated by the PF.

  56. magwede says:

    There is alot to be desired on this cabinet. God help us….

  57. tough says:

    hey, Sata has tried to balace it, given that most of people who supported him when he stared his party were bembas – we have lozis, whites, etc in this cab

  58. the real Kaka says:

    I think the cabinet is not balanced. Too many Bembas. We need more Lozis and North-westerners. Am Bemba, but i feel there too Bembas. sorry to say, but we could have done well with the other tribes.

  59. fb says:


  60. Zodwa says:

    We need educated younger generation to be included in cabinet so that they come up with new policies and help implement them.Too much recycling will be dentrimental.

  61. Wamunyima Akolwa says:

    As usual, the Lozi MPs get the rubbish jobs!

    • London Zambian says:

      Minag’e – bupilo butata … it was the same even with the 1991 revolution when all the Lozi brains were given to head educational ministries (ANL Wina & bo Aka)

  62. Mwila says:

    Am not feeling GBM as defence minister

  63. rt says:

    weldone mr president….cabinet looks small.

  64. mastro says:

    President SATA has pardoned the pipo involved in Barotse agreement!

  65. Mubita says:


  66. Phacily says:

    Kambwili can make a very good minister of labour without doubt.

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