President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has appointed former First Lady Christine Mwelwa Kaseba-Sata as Zambia’s Ambassador to France, with Mpongwe Gabriel Munshya taking a Public Policy Specialist portfolio in the Policy Analysis and Co-ordination Division at Cabinet Office.
President Lungu swore Dr. Mwelwa Kaseba-Sata as Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Zambia to the Republic of France on account of her 30-years- health practitioner experience at State House on Monday, 16th April, 2018.
In a Media Statement circulated by Cecilia Lubumbashi Mulenga (Mrs), a Chief Analyst-Press and Public Relations, on behalf of SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS) STATE HOUSE, Amos Chanda,President Lungu believes that as a medical consultant and lecturer having worked for the United Nations and agencies in Zambia and abroad, Dr. Mwelwa Kaseba-Sata holds appropriate skills beneficial while serving as a Zambian envoy in France, taking over from Ambassador Humphrey Chibanda, recalled in January 2018.
“I have no doubt that you are the right person to facilitate enhanced bilateral relations between Zambia and France. You will join a team responsible for coordinating the policy process aimed at enhancing government’s capacity to design and implement policies for sustainable and inclusive development,” an expectant President Lungu showered praise on Dr. Mwelwa Kaseba-Sata, previously married to Zambia’s 5th Republican President, the late Michael Chilufya Sata, who died in a London Hospital on Tuesday, 28th October 2014.
President Lungu equally acknowledged Mr. Mpongwe Gabriel Munshya, as a competent civil servant, now tasked as a Public Policy Specialist in the Policy Analysis and Co-ordination Division at Cabinet Office, supervised by Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr. Msiska.
President Lungu said Munshya had risen through the ranks in the civil service as a Zambia Police Force (ZPF) Detective Constable in 1998.
“Prior to your training, you were attested and solemnly pledged to be faithful, loyal and defend the Zambian Constitution. And considering the sensitivity of your position, I urge you to take this oath very seriously to maintain confidentiality and never to disclose to any unauthorised persons, information you will have access to by virtue of your appointment,” advised President Lungu.