HAKAINDE HICHILEMA APPOINTS CHIPOKOTA MWANAWASA AS HIS SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR PUBLIC POLICY
Chipokota Mayamba Cindy Mwanawasa has been appointed as the Special Assistant to the President for Public Policy, a new position in the reorganisation of State House.
Chipokota Mwanawasa is the daughter of 3rd Zambian Republican president Levy Mwanawasa and politician and lawyer Maureen Mwanawasa.
Chipokota, or Chipo as she is often referred to as, is a lawyer, farmer and entrepreneur. She holds a joint Honours degree in English and French Law from the University of Kent in UK and Université de Bordeaux IV in France, a Masters in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town and a Masters in Public Policy Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Just before the 2016 Zambian presidential, parliamentary, and local government elections, Chipo, alongside directing her commercial farming and agribusiness ventures in Chibombo, dedicated a full year to work as a political strategist for the Mr Hichilema.
President Hakainde writes
Today I have appointed Ms Chipokota-Mayamba Mwanawasa as Special Assistant to the President for Public Policy. Ms Mwanawasa, holds an MSc in Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an LLM in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town and an LLB in English and French law from the University of Kent.
Chipokota worked as a Legal Officer and Executive Assistant to the Vice President Human at one of Africa’s largest integrated copper mines located in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province and also teaches part time at the University of Zambia.
Ms Mwanawasa is also an entrepreneur who has built an innovative meat processing and livestock agribusiness whilst working with both commercial farmers and small-scale farmers.
Welcome her to our team and we urge all Zambians to provide the support she will require in this demanding role.
God bless Zambia.
President of the Republic of Zambia