Senior Chief Mweemba has said that his people do not want anything but to shift Sinazongwe district at a central place and to rename it as Dindi .
However, Chief Sinazongwe said his subjects would never accept the district to be named Dindi because it means a grave.
Senior Chief Mweemba said that it pains him to see his subjects travel for distance of 160 Km to get registration card and traveling documents when the district is supposed to be at a central place.
â€œWe do not want anything, the Boma should be at the centre, the name should be changed, and it should be named Dindi which means valley,â€ the Senior Chief said.
As the Senior Chief was being interviewed by ZANIS in the background was a poster written: â€œHave you come to solve my problems or to multiply them.â€
The Senior Chief said initially the district was in Maamba but the white settlers took it to Sinazongwe because of their love for water.
He said he does not hate anyone for proposing to change the name and to shift the district because he wants all the people to have a fair deal.
The said he was ready to meet Chief Sinazongwe to discuss the matter and urged government to unit them in addressing the issue.
â€œWe are the only chiefs in the district and we need to unit,â€ Senior Chief Mweemba said.
But Chief Sinzongwe said his subject would not accept the idea of renaming the district and shifting it because it was Senior Chief Mweembaâ€™s sole decision.
â€œMy people will never accept that name because Dindi is a grave not a valley. This district can not become a grave,â€ Chief Sinazongwe said.
He said Senior Chief Mweemba has failed to meet them on three occasions to discuss the matter and he wondered why he has continued to push the matter.
Chief Sinazongwe said Senior Chief Mweemba should understand government and the implication of changing the district because it involves huge sums of money.
He urged his counterpart to talk to the Local government to create a sub-district because the issue of shifting the district would drag on.
The chief said from 1959 when Sinazongwe was declared a district in his chiefdom there were no complaints until 2005.
Chief Sinazongwe disclosed that Chief Mweemba and his subjects are complaining because the Member of Parliament (MP) Raphael Muyanda is from his chiefdom while from 1964 to 2001 all MPs have been coming from Chief Mweemba area.
â€œNow we have one MP they have started complaining and us we never complained, we were voting for their people,Â they do not want to be ruled, now am warning them that this time they will never have an MP till eternity,â€ Chief Sinazongwe.
He said it was people that could take development to their areas rather than shifting structures of the district.
Chief Sinazongwe said Senior Chief Mweemba should be thank government because most of the structures are in his Kingdom.
â€œ Chief Mweemba should thank government, they have the high School, the Hospital, Maamba coal mine, Gwembe Tonga development projectÂ built more structures in his Kingdom and I am wondering why he keeps on complaing,â€ Chief Sinazongwe said.
Chief Sinazongwe said he has nothing in his kingdom apart from the district.