Chief Mwamba expressed gratitude to the Government saying the vehicle will ease his mobility to monitor projects in his chiefdom.
The Senior Chief said his chiefdom is vast with over 350 villages which could not be easily covered on foot.
He said that it had been difficult in the past to visit his subjects to foster development programmes because he had no transport.
Senior Chief Mwamba added that he was happy that President Rupiah Banda’s Government has fulfilled the promise made by late President Levy Mwanawasa to provide Chiefs with vehicles and electrify to their palaces.
He further appealed to the Government to build palaces for chiefs and also provide vehicles to other chiefs to enable them monitor development project taking place in their areas.
He was speaking at the handing-over of the vehicle by Northern Province Minister Charles Shawa at the Provincial Administration in Kasama today,
And Mr Shawa said Government has bought vehicles for Chiefs to enable them reach their subjects easily.
Mr. Shawa also said that Chiefs play a vital role in national development and that they are key partners in other service delivery to the public.
The provincial Minister added that Government is working hard in partnership with traditional leaders to ensure that education, health and other services were provided to the people in remote areas.
Mr. Shawa pointed out that the Government desires to improve and build infrastructure, rehabilitate roads and bridges for the benefit of the people in the nation.