Minister linked to GBM transfered from Northern province

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President Michael Sata has with immediate effect transferred Northern Province Minister Obious Chisala to the Ministry of Gender and Child Development as deputy minister.

Mr. Chisala who confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kasama today said the President has swapped him with Gender Deputy Minister Freedom Sikazwe.

Mr. Sikazwe, who is also Mpulungu Member of Parliament, once served as Northern Province Minister before he was transferred to Lusaka Province in the same capacity.

And Mr. Chisala has thanked President Sata for giving him an opportunity to serve the people of Northern Province and pledged to work hard in his new portfolio.

Yesterday, PF members in Kasama demanded the removal of Mr. Chisala from the province accusing him of working against the ruling party.

PF Provincial Secretary Evarist Chella who led the party members in a peaceful demonstration, charged that as Provincial Minister Mr Chisala was allegedly inciting divisions among party members.

But Mr. Chisala, who is also PF Chilubi Member of Parliament dismissed the accusations saying he was a peaceful person who would not want to promote divisions in the ruling party.

He said his decision to instruct the police to arrest people advocating for violence was misconstrued by the PF leadership as having been targeted at them.

Mr. Chisala has urged PF members to respect one another and foster unity of purpose.


One Response to Minister linked to GBM transfered from Northern province

  1. My guess is that after having failed to dislodge his presidential competitors by underhand methods,GBM shall return from the backbench to attempt another pustch through more democratic means.He plans to agitate for,and contest a strategic position at a PF convention.Kambwili with his ‘Constituency Convention’ is a filler

    December 30, 2013 at 11:29 am

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