Zambian president Edgar Lungu appointed new finance and mining ministers in a reshuffle that included changes in numerous other departments as well.
In a press release by the government of Zambia Patriotic Front Parliamentary Chief Whip Richard Musukwa was named the new Minister of Mines and Minerals Development, taking over from Christoper Yaluma, who has been made the new Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry.
Yaluma served as mining minister since 2013.
Lungu also reshuffled the ministers in the departments of Commerce, Trade and Industry; Finance; Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection; General Education; Energy; Information and Broadcasting Services; Agriculture; and Fisheries and Livestock.
The head of state has also swapped Copperbelt Province Minister Bowman Lusambo with his Lusaka Province counterpart Japhen Mwakalombe while the Western Province Minister swaps with the North-Western Minister.