A traditional ruler in Mazabuka has advised newly appointed Southern Province Minister, Daniel Munkombwe to serve the people in the Province without any Political biasness if development programmes in the area are to succeed.
Chief Mwanachingwala told Mr Munkombwe during a public meeting held at his palace today that he is a leader of all the people of Southern Province including those from the opposition political parties.
He also advised Mr Munkombwe not to abuse his appointment but ensure he delivers development to all corners of the province.
The Chief further advised the Minister to desist from being emotional but embrace even those that criticize his administration.
Meanwhile, Chief Mwanachingwala has commended President Mwanawasa for appointing Mr Munkombwe as provincial minister.
He said what has excited the traditional ruler is the fact that, the President endorsed the concerns they raised by Chiefs over the appointment of non-Tonga speaking Ministers in the province.
Chief Mwanachingwala also challenged those that were criticising President Mwanawasa for appointing non-Tonga speaking Ministers to come out in the open and support Mr Munkombwe.
He said it is wrong to criticise and fail to appreciate when your concerns have been addressed.
And in responding to the Chief’s advice, Mr Munkombwe commended the Chief for being courageous in advising him.
Mr Munkombwe said since he began his tour, non of the Chiefs has ever taken trouble to advise him without fear.
He promised to work with everybody including the opposition party.
The Minister however said he will differ with the opposition should they frustrate government programmes or insult President Mwanawasa.