President Hakainde Hichilema has with immediate effect terminated the appointment of Zambia Airforce (ZAF) Commander, Lieutenant-General Collin Barry.
State House Chief Communications Specialist, Clayson Hamasaka, said the termination was pursuant to Article 270 of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia.
Hamasaka in a statement issued in Lusaka on Wednesday stated that the President thanked Barry for his service and wished him well in his future endeavors.“
“The President has since appointed Major General Oscar Nyoni as Zambia Air force Commander” he said
Hamasaka added that Hichilema had since promoted Nyoni to the substantive rank of Lieutenant-General in the Zambia Airforce.
He said the appointment and promotion was in exercise of the provisions of Section 165 (I) of the Defence Act, Chapter 106 of the Laws of Zambia and Article 91 (I) of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia.
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“Further, the President has appointed Brigadier-General Arthur Kalaluka as Zambia Airforce Deputy Commander and has since promoted him to the substantive rank of Major General in the Zambia Airforce,” Hamasaka revealed
He highlighted that the appointment and promotion was in exercise of the provisions of Article 91 (l) and Article 92 (2) (e) of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia.