Lungu swears in Finance deputy minister


President Edgar Lungu has  nominated Christopher Mvunga as Member of Parliament and appointed him Ministry of Finance Deputy Minister.


President Lungu has since sworn-in Mr Mvunga at a ceremony held at State House today.


The ceremony was witnessed by Vice President Inonge Wina, Finance Minister Alexanda Chikwanda, Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga, State House Deputy Minister Mulenga Sata and Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda.


Also in attendance was Lusaka Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta, Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice President Stephen Kampyongo, Secretary to the Treasury Fred Yamba and other senior government officials.


And speaking after being sworn in, Mr Mvunga observed that Zambia’s economy is globally progressing and that his main task would be to ensure that government works round the clock to manage the challenges facing the country.


Mr Mvunga said concerted efforts are needed to do the right things in ensuring that the country manages the challenges facing the economy in efforts to improve the welfare of Zambians.


Mr Mvunga is a chartered accountant with vast experience from the private sector.


Early last month, President Lungu swore in all deputy ministers except for the deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance.