Government has warned civil servants on the Copperbelt province against shunning significant traditional ceremonies.
Chief government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili says traditional ceremonies deserve unlimited support by all well-meaning civil servants across the country.
Mr Kambwili, who is also information and broadcasting services minister , implored Copperbelt province permanent secretary Howard Sikwela to ensure that traditional ceremonies are supported by all civil servants without fail.
“ I want to sound a warning to the Copperbelt province permanent secretary that when ceremonies are held he should attend and am disappointed to find a lot of mayors and district commissioners rushing for traditional ceremonies outside the Copperbelt just to make allowances but when it comes to their own they don’t want to attend” he said.
He was speaking during this year’s edition of the Nsengele Kununka traditional ceremony held in Machiya Chiefdom of Mpongwe district, yesterday.
Meanwhile, Mr Kambwili has assured residents of the area that the Mpongwe Machiya road would soon become a reality.
He disclosed that all tender procedures regarding the tarring of the Mpongwe Machiya road had been completed and that a contractor for the road project would soon be identified.
He further assured that the patriotic front under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu will not relent in its efforts to bring sustainable development to Mpongwe District.