President Micheal Sata has appointed a new cabinet and reduced the size to nineteen from twenty-three.
President Sata has also created a new Ministry called Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs.
The President has appointed Guy Scott as his Vice and Geoffrey Mwamba commonly known as GBM as Minister of Defence.
Sebastian Zulu is the new Minister of Justice, Alexander Chikwanda, Minister of Finance, and the Minister of Home Affairs is Kennedy Sakeni.
Others who have been appointed are Dr. Joseph Kasonde as Minister of Health, Chishimba Kambwili as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emmaneul Chenda is Minister of Agriculture and Livestock.
Former ZCTU president Fackson Shamenda is the new Minister of Labour, which has been merged with Sports, Youth and Gender.
Bob Sichinga is Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Minister of Mines is Wylbur Simuusa and Given Lubinda is Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Tourism.
The new Minister of Education, Science and Vocational Training is now Dr. John Phiri who is the current Dean of the school of Education at the University of Zambia.
Professor Nkandu Luo is the Minister of Local Government, Housing, Early Education and Environmental Protection, while Esther Banda will deputise Professor Luo.
Inonge Wina is the Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs,and Communications and Dr Joseph Katema as Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health.
The President has also appointed Katombola Lukuo as Southern Provincial Minister, Nathaniel Mubukwanu for Western Province, Josephine Limata for North Western, Freedom Sikazwe for Northern Province and Miles Sampa for Lusaka.
Other provincial ministers are Solomon Mbuzi for Eastern, Davies Mwila for Luapula, Yamfwa Mukanga Copperbelt and Philip Kosamu for Central.
Meanwhile the President has merged the Ministry of Transport and Communications with the ministry of Works and Supply