President Hakainde Hichilema has appointed Mary Chirwa as Drug Enforcement Commission Director General, taking over from Dr Musonda Simwayi whose contract has been terminated.

In a statement issued by presidential spokesperson Anthony Bwalya, Friday, President Hichilema congratulated Chirwa on her new role.

“President Hakainde Hichilema has with immediate effect terminated the appointment of the
Director General of the Drug Enforcement Commission Dr, Musonda Simwayi. The termination has been done pursuant to Section 26 of Interpretation and General Provisions Act Chapter 2 of the Laws of Zambia. The President has thanked Dr. Simwayi for his services to the government of the Republic of Zambia and wishes him well in his future endeavours,” stated Bwalya.

“President Hichilema has since appointed Ms. Mary Chirwa as Director General of the Drug Enforcement Commission with Immediate effect, and notes that Ms. Chirwa brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the institution in areas of financial analysis and investigations. The appointment is in exercise of the power vested in the President in Section 7(1) of the Narcotic, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act No, 35 of 2021. The President congratulates Ms. Chirwa on her appointment and wishes her God’s blessings in her new role.”