A civil society activist in Eastern Province has described newly appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Chanda Kasolo as a level headed, fearless and tactful person who cultivated good working relations with stakeholders during his stay in the province.

Maxson Nkhoma, the former Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) Eastern Province Coordinator explained to News Diggers in his welcoming remarks of President Edgar Lungu’s reshuffles at Permanent Secretary level that the Province had been robbed of a hardworking government official.

“For government to arrive at such a decision of making such critical and yet important reshuffles the capacities of individuals that have been transferred must have been adequately assessed that they could best deliver in their newly transferred positions. We must commend the President for making these reshuffles as he tries to put together a formidable team that will spur timely delivery of development ahead of the 2021 general elections,” Ngoma said.

“On the other hand , as people of Eastern province , we feel lobbed of our hardworking Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo who has since been transferred to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Mr Kasolo was level headed, impartial, fearless and tactful in approach during his stay as PS in the province. The out-going Eastern PS cultivated good and cordial working relations with various stakeholders in the province including chiefs, the media, civil society and the church mother bodies. Mr Kasolo becomes the longest serving Eastern province PS since the PF government formed government because of his open mind when engaged in various issues if public interest. It was good to see that his hard work has earned him a promotion to be PS at the Ministry of Information.”

Ngoma further welcomed the transfer of Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Buleti Nsemukila to Eastern province and called on all Easterners not to pull the new PS down but help him work for them just like he did for the people of Luapula.