Hakainde Hichilema criticized for appointing huge majority male cabinet

New Zambian President, Hakainde Hichilema, has been criticized for appointing a huge cabinet made up of only 5 women out of over 30 Ministers.

Hakainde Hichilema poses for pictures with his new cabinet

Hichilema announced his new cabinet yesterday after long delays while he consulted widely in a bid to achieve tribal balance.

Hichilema introduced three new ministries, namely:

– Ministry of Technology and Science

– Ministry of small and medium enterprises

– Ministry of green economy and environment

Writing on Facebook, Hakainde Hichilema announced  24  national and 8 provincial ministers listed below:


Hon. Peter Chibwe Kapala; Minister of Energy
Hon. Stanley Kakubo; Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hon. Mike Elton Mposha; Minister of Water Development and Sanitation
Hon. Sylvia T Masebo; Minister of Health
Hon. Doreen Mwamba; Minister of Community Development
Hon. Felix Mutati; Minister of Science and Technology
Hon. Frank Tayali; Minister of Transport and Logistics
Hon. Brenda Tambatamba; Minister of Labour and Social Security
Hon. Elijah Muchima; Minister of Lands and Natural Resources
Hon. Ambrose Lufuma; Minister of Defence
Hon. Douglas Syakalima; Minister of Education
Hon. Jack Mwiimbu; Minister of Home Affairs
Hon. Mulambo Haimbe; Minister of Justice
Hon. Charles Milupi; Minister Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development

Hon. Chipoka Mulenga; Ministry of Commerce and Trade
Hon. Gary Nkombo; Ministry of Local Government
Hon. Mtolo Phiri; Ministry of Agriculture
Hon. Rodney Sikumba; Ministry of Tourism and Arts
Hon. Elias Mubanga; Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises
Hon. Paul Chanda Kabuswe; Ministry of Mines and Minerals
Hon. Chushi Kasanda; Ministry of Information and Media
Hon. Elvis Nkandu; Ministry of Youth and Sport
Hon. Collins Nzovu; Ministry of Green Economy and Environment
Hon. Makozo Chikote; Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries


Hon. Peter Phiri; Eastern
Hon. Henry Sikazwe; Muchinga
Hon. Derrick Chilundika; Luapula
Hon. Kapelwa Mbangweta; Western
Hon. Leonard Mbao; Northern

Hon. Sheal Shacholi Mulyata; Lusaka

Hon. Elisha Matambo; Copperbelt
Hon. Cornelius Mweetwa; Southern

We have also appointed Mr Felix Nkulukusa who takes over as Secretary to the Treasury from Mr Fredson Yamba. Dr Francis Chipimo will act as Bank of Zambia Governor following the resignation of Mr Christopher Mvunga.

In addition he swore in Mr. Alfred Chipoya as Senior Private Secretary at State House: