President Edgar Lungu has realigned and spilt some ministries

President Edgar Lungu has officially opened the fifth session of the eleventh National Assembly, with a promise to promote a dynamic and strategically focused diversification and rapid growth of the economy.
To achieve this President Lungu has created new ministries, split some and realigned some functions of the ministries.
The new ministries that President Lungu has created are Ministry of Development Planning, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock and the Ministry of Transport and Communication.
President Lungu has split the ministry of Education, Science Vocational Training and Early Childhood Education into two, the Ministry of General Education and the Ministry of High Education.
With the realignment and transferring of functions, the country will now have the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Child Development, Ministry of Works and Supply, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Gender and Ministry of Community Development.
The President has also transferred the function of cooperatives from the Ministry of Agriculture to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
He says that this has been done to remove the notion that the comparative movement can only deal in agricultural sector.
Mr. Lungu explained that cooperatives will be revamped, as they are key in fostering the national development in many other sectors other than agriculture.
Meanwhile President Lungu has declared October 18th 2015 as a day of National prayer for forgiveness and reconciliation.
The President says this will be a day for every Zambian to face God and pray for the wellbeing of the nation.
The President explained that Zambian is a Christian nation and should desist from politics of character assassination and tribalism.
He urged every Zambian to embrace the one Zambia, one nation motto and be at peace with everyone despite their political affiliation.

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