The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has commended President Edgar Lungu for appointing experienced deputy ministers for various government ministries.
Commenting on the appointment of deputy ministers, FODEP executive director McDonald Chipenzi said it was impressive that Mr. Lungu picked people who understand their roles.
He hoped the retained and newly appointed deputy ministers will deliver accordingly because they are committed and understand the ideals of the democracy.
He said the newly appointed deputy ministers do not need to be inducted to what they are supposed to do because the Patriotic Front administration is racing against time.
He noted that the retained ones already know where they left off.
Mr. Chipenzi further stated that the ‘new comers’ were also expected to effectively contribute to developing the country.
“It is interesting to note that President Lungu has also remembered Lupososhi MP Bwalya Chungu (Deputy Minister Office of the Vice President) who was so consistent despite being on the back bench for a long time,” he said.
On February 16, 2015, President Lungu unveiled deputy ministers for different government ministries.