Elizabeth Phiri is new Minister of Gender

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President Edgar Lungu has appointed and sworn in Elizabeth Phiri as the new Minister of Gender.

The Kanyama Member of Parliament takes over from Victoria Kalima who died two months ago.

The Head of State congratulated Phiri on her appointment, saying her passion and commitment to serve the Zambian people at any leadership level is what her earned her the position.

“As you take up this position as minister of gender, you are expected to help government to seriously address the numerous gender issues affecting men and women, boys and girls, not to talk of early marriages and gender based violence among others,” President Lungu said.

“Your passion to serve the Zambian people at any leadership level is what earned you a position in the party’s central committee. Further, your commitment to the party and welfare of the Zambian people earned you an appointment to the diplomatic service as deputy High Commissioner of the Republic of Zambia to Tanzania. During your diplomatic tour of duty, you represented our country with the diligence and integrity of a true leader. You being a member of parliament for Kanyama Constituency is testimony of your strong desire to serve and promote development for the people of Kanyama and Zambians in general.”

And President Lungu has conferred seasoned lawyers Ireen Kunda and Stephen Lungu with the status of State Counsel.

The head of state says the two lawyers’ CVs show that they not only only possess the relevant knowledge and understanding of the legal profession and processes but also command vast experience within Zambia and abroad.


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