President Edgar Lungu has implored traditional leaders in the country to work and support government in delivering the much needed national development. President Lungu bemoaned that some unnamed traditional leaders don’t want to work with government in uplifting the plight of the people.
The Head of State said the position of Presidency is sovereign hence his appeal to traditional leaders to work government for the betterment of the ordinary Zambians. President Lungu urged traditional leaders who do want to work with government to rethink there stance.
He wondered how development can be accelerated when chiefs in strong holds of opposition parties are shunning to work with the government. President Lungu said this today in Mwansabombwe district when he paid a courtesy call on Mwata Kazembe the 19th of the Lunda people at his royal palace.
The President thanked the traditional leader for inviting him to grace this year’s annual Umutomboko traditional ceremony of the Lunda people. President Lungu noted that some chiefs don’t want to him to attend their respective traditional ceremonies because of political inclination.
The President pledged his continued commitment and support in working with the Mwata Kazembe royal establishment. He stated that Chiefs are an important integral in the governance system.
President Lungu praised the establishment for organizing a colour traditional ceremony.
Meanwhile President Lungu has directed the Minister of Finance to solicit for funds to tire the road leading from the Palace to the main arena.
And Mwata Kazembe has thanked President Lungu for accepting to grace this year’s ceremony. He assured President Lungu of his support in moving the country on the economic path of prosperity.
The Mwata Kazembe also cautioned people peddling lairs to stop as he is a strong PF supporter. Mwata Kazembe explained that he is among the founders of the ruling Party.