EXPEDITE APPOINTMENT OF OFFICIALS TO VARIOUS GOVT DEPARTMENTS-PRESIDENT HICHILEMA CHALLENGED
By Chileshe Mwango
Former diplomat Emmanuel Mwamba has challenged president Hakainde Hichilema to expedite the appointment of officials to various government departments, diplomats and other statutory bodies.
Ambassador Mwamba is concerned that the president is slow in making such appointments as well as confirming some appointees to their official positions.
Mr. Mwamba says since ascending to power, the president has avoided the confirmation of Acting secretary to the Cabinet Patrick Kangwa, all provincial police commissioners remain in acting positions while the president has also not appointed diplomats in some missions abroad.
He has reminded the head of state that it is an abrogation of the law for anyone to be in an acting position for a long period of time as most of the current officials have been acting for close to a year now despite the law prescribing a period not exceeding 6 months.