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Siame is new Commerce Permsec


PRESIDENT Lungu has appointed Kayula Siame as Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry permanent secretary.
Ms Siame takes over from Siazongo Siakalenge, whose contract came to an end on October 29, 2015.
Special assistant to the President for press and public relations Amos Chanda said in a statement yesterday that until this appointment, Ms Siame was national co-ordinator for Private Sector Development, Industrialisation and Job Creation at Cabinet Office.
“The President is hopeful that Ms Kayula, who is exceptionally qualified in promoting private sector development, particularly the promotion of initiatives to improve the ease of doing business, will move speedily to ensure the full implementation of the PF government’s industrialisation agenda,” he said.
The President has also appointed Dr Auxillia Bupe Ponga as permanent secretary for Monitoring and Evaluation in the Ministry of Development Planning.
Mr Chanda said Dr Ponga will be taking leave from the United Nations (UN) where she is director for the UN Women Office based in South Africa.

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