President Edgar Lungu has urged the people of Northern Province to reject some individuals propagating tribalism in the country.
Speaking upon arrival at Kasama Airport this morning, President Lungu said Zambians must at all times promote peace and unity in the nation and shame those advocating for regionalism.
President Lungu said he was happy to be in the Northern Province to grace the installation of Henry Kanyanta Sosala as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba speaking people.
He praised traditional leaders who have travelled from different parts of the country to witness the coronation of the Chitimukulu and also attend the Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena Bemba traditional ceremony.
The Head of State observed that traditional ceremonies are good platforms that should be used to promote unity-of-purpose among different ethnic tribes in the country.
President Lungu is in the Northern Province to attend the coronation of Henry Kanyanta Sosala as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu Kanyanta Manga II of the Bemba people in Mungwi District.
The President was met on arrival at Kasama Airport by Chief and Traditional affairs Minister Joseph Katema, Northern Province Minister Freedom Sikazwe, Labour Deputy Minister Alfridah Kansembe, PF Secretary General Davies Chama and other governmental officials including PF members.
President Lungu is accompanied by Energy Minister Christopher Yaluma, Commerce Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Miles Sampa and State House officials.
Earlier this year, President Lungu officially recognized Henry Sosala as new Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba speaking people following the death of the predecessor.