PF Government remains consistent on the Barotse Agreement – Kabimba
Justice Minister Winter Kabimba has said that the Patriotic Front government remains consistent on the issue of the Barotse Agreement of 1964. Mr. Kabimba, who is also Patriotic Front Secretary General, said that the developmental projects which the government has embarked on in western province show that it means well in tackling issue of development and poverty not only in one province but in all the 10 provinces of the country.
He said that it was important that all citizens participate in the development process of the country.
Mr. Kabimba said that arbitrary arrests and intimidation cannot be the vehicle to promote citizens participation in the social and economic affairs of the country.
He stated that it was important to note that government has a duty to maintain law and order in the country, thereby; it is the primary responsibility of government to ensure that citizens go about their day to day activities in peace and without fear of intimidation cultivated by other citizens in any district or province.
Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Kuomboka Ceremony Preparations Committee, Induna Inete has announced that the Kuomboka Ceremony will be held this year at a date to be announced later.
Induna Inete disclosed that the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE)) had decided to hold the famous cultural ceremony this year which could not be held last year for various reasons.
Speaking at a function to receive new Western Province Permanent Secretary, Emmanuel Mwamba and also to bid farewell to his predecessor, Bert Mushala, Induna Inete paid glowing tribute to government for promoting and restoring good relations among the people and ensuring that there was peace in Western Province.
And speaking at the same function, Western Province Permanent Secretary stated that his mission in the province was to promote development and fight poverty and underdevelopment.
He said that he would ensure that the newly created districts had new infrastructure and that District Commissioners and Council Secretaries were quickly appointed.
Mr. Mwamba also stated that he will pursue the province’s major projects such as the construction of King Lewanika University, the new Stadium, Colleges and schools were done expeditiously.
He also stated that would involve the BRE, the Church, Civil Society and the business community in the administration of western province.
He said that it was imperatives that technocrats and beaurocrats ensured that the promises, wishes and plans of the new government were all implemented.
He urged senior government officials not to use their offices for dishonest gain or abuse.
And Eastern Province permanent secretary Bert Mushala stated that he was grateful to all for the cooperation and help during the period he served.