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Government will only have 30 Cabinet ministers – Simbyakula

SIMBYAKULA

ALVIN CHIINGA, Parliament
MINISTER of Justice Ngosa Simbyakula has maintained that Government will only have 30 Cabinet ministers as prescribed in the amended constitution.
Dr Simbyakula said that this undertaking will now limit the number of Cabinet ministers appointed by a republican president as opposed to what was happening in the past.
He said according to The Ministers (Prescribed Number and Responsibilities) Bill, limiting the number of ministers will be for the good of the country.
“In the bill, a minister will be a person appointed Cabinet minister and provincial minister will be a person appointed as a provincial minister,” he said.
Dr Simbyakula, who was speaking during the second reading of the bill, also said ministers will serve in their positions until a new republican president is elected.
He said that under the same bill the president has the powers to dissolve some ministries and merge others so that they are able to function properly.



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