Zambia reshuffles defense forces commanders (2)

11:24, April 08, 2010      

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Meanwhile, the Zambian President also replaced the Zambia Army Deputy Army Commander and Chief of Staff Major General Eliad Mutwale with Vincent Mukanda, the Zambia Air Force Deputy Air Force Commander Major General Evans Chengeta with Monta J. Chileshe, former Chief of Operations in the Zambia Air Force, and Zambia National Service Deputy Commandant Brig. Gen. J.M. Miti with Nathan Mulenga, former Zambia National Service Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters.

Banda made this announcement Wednesday in the State House, with sworn in ceremony of the newly appointed defence and service chiefs held after that on the same day in the State House.

Banda urged the new defence and service commanders, commandant and their deputies to continue working hard in preserving the peace of the country as they have done in the past, while he also calling on them to respect their predecessors and to get handovers properly.

On the same occasion, Banda also sworn in Abiudi Shonga as the new Attorney General and Sastone Silomba as Public Policy Specialist in the Coordination Division at Cabinet Office, according to Zambia News and Information Service (ZANIS).

Banda said the new Attorney General had a difficult task but expressed optimism that he would perform well, according to ZANIS.


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