Vice-president Inonge Wina has urged traditional leaders to mobilize people in their chiefdoms for development.
Mrs Wina said chiefs should engage and work together with respective district administrations to plan and spur development in their areas.
She urged the chiefs to engage the district administration and work on a strategic plan for the district for incorporation in the country’s Seventh National Development Plan.
Mrs Wina pointed out that Siavonga has vast economic potential in tourism and agriculture which need to be exploited for the benefit of the local population.
And traditional leaders in the district assured the Vice-President of their continued support to government.
Speaking on behalf of other chiefs, Chief Simamba said chiefs will work with the government to foster development.
Chief Simamba regretted that there has been a huge misconception about Southern Province stressing that not everyone belongs to the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND).
Earlier, the Vice President urged pupils at Siavonga Secondary School to concentrate on studies in order to excel in life and make meaningful contribution to the country’s development.