Senior Chief Kanongesha of the Lunda people in Mwinilunga district in North Western province says he is ready to support the candidature of the First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa if she is adopted as a presidential candidate.
Speaking to Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in an interview today Senior Chief Kanongesha said the First Lady has all the qualities to lead the nation.
“I am ready to support the First Lady if she is going to be floated as the presidential candidate because of the qualities she possess,” Chief Kanongesha said.
The traditional ruler noted that the First Lady had proved to the nation that she was capable of leading the nation from the manner she has handled local and international matters.
“She has proved to the nation that she is a capable leader to lead this nation from the manner she has handled International matters pertaining to the welfare of the Zambian people,” he said.
Senior Chief Kanongesha said Mrs Mwanawasa has always put the nation first each time she travels abroad by ensuring that investment is attracted into the country.
“Truly she needs to be given a chance to lead this nation from the qualities and personality that she has displayed,” Senior Chief Kanongesha said.
The traditional leader told ZANIS that Mrs Mwanawasa was not just a First Lady but a leader who has proved herself in the manner she has managed the Maureen Mwanawasa community Initiative.
Meanwhile, senior Chief Kanongesha has called on government to consider looking into the plight of the chief returners countrywide.
Senior Chief Kanongesha said he has made an observation on the condition of the chief returners adding that there is need to improve their welfare and condition of living.
He noted that most of the government workers have their condition of services improved while forgetting the chief returners.
Senior Chief Kanongesha suggested that an office should be created at national level which while address the plight of the chief returners countrywide.