President Edgar Lungu
President Edgar Lungu

President Lungu met representatives of the House of Chiefs who paid a courtesy call on him at State House.

President Lungu discussed a wide range of developmental issues with the 12-member delegation of Chiefs led by the Chairperson of the House of Chiefs, His Royal Highness Chief Ntambu.

The chiefs informed the President that their wish is to increase the role of traditional rulers in advancing core national values especially the enhancement of peace and unity in the nation.
The chiefs also informed the President about the administrative challenges the House of chiefs was facing; the problems regarding tractors being distributed by Government to chiefdoms; policy on building chiefs’ palaces and their call to delink the House of Chiefs from Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs, among others.

The President assured the chiefs that his administration holds traditional rulers in high esteem and would work closely with them to ensure that the House of Chiefs played a role in nation-building and inculcation of progressive values within communities.

“Your Royal Highnesses, you are very critical actors in national development and an important moral voice of guidance. Your voice on ending child marriage, campaign against depletion of forests among others, is very important. You are an important moral voice in our society. The PF Government does not see Chiefs as a relic from the past,” President Lungu said.

The chiefs who paid a courtesy call on the President are:

1. Chief Ntambu – Chairperson;
2. Chieftainess Muwezwa – Vice-Chairperson;
3. Senior Chief Luembe – Eastern Province;
4. Senior Chief Chiwala – Copperbelt Province;
5. Senior Chief Ishindi – North Western Province;
6. Senior Chief Inyambo Yeta – Western Province;
7. Chief Ngabwe – Central Province;
8. Chief Mpande – Northern Province;
9. Chief Chipepo – Lusaka Province;
10. Chief Chikwanda – Muchinga Province;
11. Chief Hamusonde – Southern Province and
12. Chief Kashiba – Luapula Province

Issued by:

by Amos Chanda
Special assistant to the president (press and public relations)

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12 COMMENTS

    • Visionless Lungu of PF ni njala seriously.
      This guy doesn’t know the word economy & has nothing to offer the people apart from “crushing them like a tonne of bricks” said blind Lungu.
      Where are the 500,000 jobs Mr. visionless Lungu?
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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  1. Chief’s re real leaders not only been tradition but real leaders dat respect and value their subject s But what was their visit to state house for ,they have hide resoan of der visiting nomatter what de nation wil know

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  2. bitterness will kill UPND cadres and their leaders, whether u insult the president or not ECL is the president voted by the majority and lovable by many no doubt about it. millions of people love ECL and the decisions he is making so far are supported by many. the insults that you are showering at the head of state are de- campaigning the UPND THUGS

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    • You will continue voting for your own regardless. Don’t try and bribe hollow admiration by suggesting you can ever vote for UPND.

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  3. Thats the problem of OUR FAZ we have only 3 weeks to prepare for the under 23 AFCON and coach is not yet named, We loose we blame players marubish faz

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  4. At it again…trying to bribe Chiefs next we will hear their allowances have increased…he thinks they are his ministers!!

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  5. I can not stand this visionless drunkard and his donkey smile. Nothing consistent or coherent ever comes out from his mouth. Some one please take him back to the zoo.

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  6. I write to remind those that are interested in watching, hearing and learning from the very rare quality of HE ECL. His coordinated speeches with little writing. His very summarized sentences with almost all the important and key messages. if I had space, I would have reproduced random speeches of our five past presidents with the house of chiefs and 95%+ would have believed me. I don’t mind the politics but the lesson am learning from his skill and ability to communicate so easily and calmly. please take positive keen interest and learn. Who knows, you may be our next president and time to learn free is now!

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    • Short speech could mean he has little to offer..perhaps he doesn’t want to be quoted, you may say he’s clever but I say hes not intelligent. I have nothing to learn from him. I see a a lot of hypocrisy in him.

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  7. @anyokoo I wonder what use to happen the time you were in class at school,sometimes I think you ar a mistake on this media, surely how does football match with our topic.grow up
    Amos has explained nothing about the visitation of chiefs to state house.tractors and unity i doubt.

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