President Michael Sata has with immediate effect appointed Itezhi tezhi UPND Member of Parliament Hon. Greyford Monde as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.
"I have appointed you Deputy Minister and have assigned you to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock," read President Sata's letter to Hon. Monde in part.
President Sata says he is confident that Hon. Monde will perform to his expectations and that of the Zambian people.
Meanwhile, President Sata has removed Commerce minister Hon. Robert Sichinga to Agriculture and transferred former Agriculture minister Emmanuel Chenda to Commerce.