President Edgar Lungu has fired Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chishimba Kambwili with immediate effect.
President Lungu has since appointed Kalulushi Member of Parliament Kampamba Mulenga.
President Lungu has encouraged the new Minister of Information to serve diligently and with high levels of integrity as she takes up her appointment.
President Lungu is confident that the added attributes of youth and female gender will spur the Minister to work even harder to promote the cause of women and youth in decision making.
Ms Mulenga had previously served as Kalulushi District Commissioner before she entered active politics.
This is contained in a statement issued to Qtv News by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda.