President Edgar Lungu has appointed Commerce Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe as new Minister of Finance, replacing Felix Mutati who has been moved to the Ministry of Works and Supply in the same capacity.

And President Lungu has fired Minister of Water Development Lloyd Kaziya and replaced him with Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga.

Energy Minister David Mabumba becomes new Minister of General Education whilst Minister of Works and Supply Matthew Nkhuwa moves to the Ministry of Energy in the same capacity.

Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu has moved Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya to the Ministry of Information in the same capacity replacing Kampamba Mulenga who is now Minister of Fisheries and Livestock.

Kampamba replaces Michael Katambo who is new Minister of Agriculture.

President Lungu has swapped Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo with his Lusaka Province counterpart Japhen Mwakalombe whilst Western Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu swaps with North-Western Province Minister Richard Kapata.

This is contained in a statement issued by State House press aide Amos Chanda today.

All the changes are with immediate effect.