South Chief urges fellow traditional leaders to work with President Edgar Lungu

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Chief Mweemba (r) and Chief Sinazongwe joyfully welcomes President edgar Lungu at Chief Sinazongwe Palace in Southern Province yesterday 21-04-2017. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
Chief Mweemba (r) and Chief Sinazongwe joyfully welcomes President edgar Lungu at Chief Sinazongwe Palace in Southern Province 21-04-2017. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
Senior Chief Mweemba of Sinazongwe District in Southern Province has urged fellow traditional leaders to work with President Edgar Lungu and the ruling party to ensure development in their areas.

Senior Chief Mweemba says while Chiefs must remain non-partisan, it is imperative that they work with the government of the day to enhance their subjects’ development.

The traditional leader says he is going to work with President Lungu regardless of what others think because it is for the benefit of his subjects.

He says he does not understand why some people have a tendency of labeling anyone seen to work with government as a politician and that development must not be politicized.

Meanwhile, the Senior Chief has appealed to President Lungu to declare his area as a district so that his subjects can have easy access to development and government services.

He is also appealing to government to build him a new palace saying he is squatting in a dilapidated structure

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    I am sure this South Chief is questioning alot of things but there is feart hat has been put in the hearts of alot of the people of Southern province by UPND zealots. On my part, I have started to question anyone who thinks it is their right and no other to lead UPND forever. How does one explain the fact that HH has stood for the presidency of Zambia for 5 times yet he does not want to give others a chance to try their luck? What kind of party thinks only one tribe can lead it? The riches of HH how much of that is diffusing to Southern province? Clearly there’s something wrong with this picture. HH is holding a few of his colleagues at ransom by giving them crumbs but what is he getting himself? HH enjoys to have an isolated Southern province dependent on him and him alone.

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      And anyone who has PF presidential ambitions is threaten with violence, sacked or jailed , what do you call that ?

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    COMMENT ON THE SUBJECT MATTER SIR, ARE U DRUNK WITH ZAMBIAS WIN OVER ALGERIA? THE CHIEF IS RIGHT BUT WRONG IN GIVING DEMANDS IMMEDAITELTY BECUASE WE PERCEIVE HIM TO BE AN OPPORTUNIST

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    “Senior Chief Mweemba of Sinazongwe District in Southern Province has urged fellow traditional leaders to work with President Edgar Lungu and the ruling party to ensure development in their areas.”

    The president needs to condemn characterization of him from Senior Chief Mweemba of Sinazongwe District in Southern Province, he’s the president of all Zambians we need a dissenting voice; will leave in a democratic Country.

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      I have problems understanding what chiefs actually aim at when making statements. “To work with President Edgar Lungu and the ruling party” versus “To work with the government of the day” to ensure development blah! blah! blah! are two very distinct advisory approaches! The former is more partisan inclined than the latter thus even to Lungu and his PF under prevailing circumstances it is an endorsement of the much sought after recognition and acceptance by those who continue rejecting his legitimacy! Let everyone work with the government of the day on progressive policies and not the party in government with its leadership!

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    Southern chiefs should not feel obliged to agree with everything that Mr.Lungu says or does just so that their areas can undergo development. Mr Lungu is president of Zambia and as such, he should ensure fairness in how he allocates funds. Southern province is in Zambia andthe people there have the right to enjoy the benefits just as the others do.

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    HE WANTS A PALACE – IN ORDER TO GET A PALACE HE WANTS TO ENSURE THAT HE HAS TOLD ALL THE CHIEFS TO WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT! IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ENSURING DEVELOPMENT FOR HIS PEOPLE IT ONLY HAS TO DO WITH HOW MUCH HE CAN GET OUT OF THE DEAL ! DISGUSTING

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    This thief sorry chief should do what he feels is right for himself and not to coerce others. If he feels beaten to submission, it’s up to him. Zambia is a democratic country and he is free to fall for the divide and rule Lungu tactic. What matters to the people is what is in the heart. Lungu introduced tribalism, insulted the tongas left and right, the few in government positions were retired in national interest, others demoted and others just given a cold shoulder and chief Mukuni is on wanted list. Mr sellout chief, go for it. You are free.

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