President Michael Sata has retired Secretary to Cabinet Evans Chibiliti and has since appointed Dr Rowland Msiska the deputy to Mr Chibiliti to act as Secretary.
The former Secretary to Cabinet had signed a two year contract with the government but has only served less than a year.
Mr Chibiliti was retired in public interest on 10th September 2012. Below is a letter written by Mr Sata to Mr Chibiliti and the announcement from State House.
REPUBLIC Of ZAMBIA
10th September, 2012
Mr. Evans C. Chibili
Secretary to the Cabinet
Dear Mr. Chibiliti
RE: RETIREMENT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: YOURSELF
This is to confirm that, with immediate effect, I have decided to retire you in the Public Interest.
I wish to thank you most sincerely for services you rendered to the Nation during your tenure of office.
I wish you well in your future endeavours.
REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
CC. Hon. Minister
Ministry of Justice
Dr. R. Msiska
Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet
Secretary to the Treasury
Ministry of Finance
Office of the Auditor Genera!
Principal Private Secretary
And the annoucement of Mr Chibiliti’s retirement was made to day by State House.
PRESIDENT SATA RETIRES CHIBILITI
LUSAKA, Friday, September 14, 2012
His Excellency Mr Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, has retired Secretary to the Cabinet Mr. Evans Chibiliti in public interest.
The President expressed gratitude to Mr. Chibiliti for the services he rendered to the nation during his tenure as head of the civil service.
And President Sata has appointed Dr Rowland Msiska as acting Secretary to the Cabinet. Until now, Dr Msiska has been serving as deputy Secretary to the Cabinet.
“I wish you well in this appointment and I am confident that you will perform to the expectations of the people of Zambia,” read President Sata’s letter to Dr Msiska in part.
Dr Msiska’s work experience spurns over two decades at global, regional and national level. He has worked as Global Systems Advisor [UNAIDS – Geneva], Chief Technical Advisor [UNDP – Senegal], Director Southern Africa Capacity Initiative [UNDP], Director HIV and Development for Africa [UNDP] and Executive Director for the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management among others.
The changes are with immediate effect.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS