PRESIDENT Lungu is this Saturday expected to grace the Kulamba traditional ceremony of the Chewa people in Mkaika, Katete.
Kulamba is a traditional ceremony of the Chewa people drawn from Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique and they pay homage to their Paramount Chief Kalonga Gawa Undi.
Kulamba traditional ceremony organising committee acting secretary Chief Chanje said organisers have lined up several activities which started on Tuesday and will go on through to Saturday.
“I would like to encourage people to come in numbers and attend this traditional ceremony, which will have a lot of interesting activities,” he said.
The traditional leader appealed to all patrons who will be travelling for the ceremony to observe traffic rules and avoid drinking and driving.
According to Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo, depending on the programme in Mfuwe where he was having a working holiday, President Edgar Lungu may grace the annual showpiece.
Mr Kasolo however said President Lungu had not yet confirmed his availability to the ceremony.
“The President might officiate at the ceremony since an invitation was extended to him or not,” he said.
Kulamba is a Chewa traditional ceremony in which Chewa chiefs pay homage to their King, Kalonga Gawa Undi.
During the ceremony, the chiefs brief the King on the situation in their Chiefdoms highlighting major issues and developments.
They also present gifts to the King. Kulamba ceremony started before the 15th century.