CHIEF Government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili says Government has a duty to serve the interest of all Zambians regardless of tribe or status in life.
Mr Kambwili said in a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday that Government is an embodiment of the collective will and wellbeing of the nation in which all the citizens have an equal say and stake.
“It is therefore unfortunate for anyone to promote tribally or regionally inclined statements as that has potential to create disunity and disharmony in the country,” he said.
Mr Kambwili, who is minister of Information and Broadcasting was commenting on a story which appeared in yesterday’s Daily Nation quoting the Nkoya Royal Council in Kaoma, who were accusing President Edgar Lungu of favouring one particular tribe in Western Province in the appointments of people to various positions.
The Nkoya Royal Council, through its chairperson David Tamboka, was quoted as having also urged government to reserve some positions for Nkoyas as well so that they also have representation in the Governance system.
“Government finds these remarks as unfair and unfortunate. The statement is against the spirit of inclusiveness and unity which the PF government has set out to build,” Mr Chishimba said.
Mr Kambwili said Government holds the traditional leadership in high esteem and it is its expectation that the Nkoya Royal Council, like others in the country, will remain as reservoirs of peace and unity in the country.
He also congratulated newly elected Lusaka mayor George Nyendwa.