Government advises traditional leaders to always resolve their disputes amicably

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EASTERN Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo, greets Senior chief Luembe (far left), chiefs Mumbi (second left), chief Nyalugwe ( third left) and chief Ndake when he paid a courtesy call on them shortly before the Tuwimba traditional ceremony of the Nsenga in Nyimba on Saturday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
EASTERN Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo, greets Senior chief Luembe (far left), chiefs Mumbi (second left), chief Nyalugwe ( third left) and chief Ndake when he paid a courtesy call on them shortly before the Tuwimba traditional ceremony of the Nsenga in Nyimba on Saturday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS

Government has advised traditional leaders in the country to always resolve their chiefdom wrangles in a peaceful manner whenever it arises.

Eastern Province Permanent Chanda Kasolo says this is because land must be effectively and efficiently administered as it has a potential to bring untold miseries , as has been the case in some countries.

Mr. Kasolo said chiefs should not allow divisions due to land wrangles but maintain peaceful in the administration of the precious resource.

ZANIS reports that the Permanent Secretary was speaking at the Tuwimba traditional ceremony of the Nsenga people, which was held under the theme: ‘Promoting National Development by Preserving Culture and Tradition for the future Generations in Fighting Gender Based Violence (GBV), Early and Child Marriages and HIV and AIDS,’ in Nyimba district this yesterday..

And Mr Kasolo has noted that unless tradition and culture are at the centre of government’s developmental agenda, the country’s growth prospects will not be achieved.

“The success of the country’s developmental agenda will be measured by how citizens contribute in which women and girls have no limitations in realizing their potential,” he noted.

Mr Kasolo said that Government recognizes the contribution of traditional leaders towards effective governance of communities in the country.
He noted that traditional leaders understand their subjects and know priority areas where development should be directed.

“In this regard, it is not the duty of Government to impose chiefs as it is a preserve of the traditional leadership,” Mr Kasolo said.

Mr. Kasolo also stated that Government will soon complete the construction of chieftainess Nyanje’s area and start the construction of other chiefs’ palaces.

And the permanent secretary said government has so far captured 5,615 under the Social Cash Transfer (SCT) scheme and that it will soon start the disbursement of funds to the selected beneficiaries.

And chiefs in Nyimba have praised President Edgar Lungu for spearheading the fight against child and early pregnancies in the country.

The four traditional leaders said through Secretary of the Nsenga Royal Association, Festus Phiri noted that the head of state was conferred as champion of Gender Based Violence (GBV), early marriages and HIV and AIDS because of his contributions in the fight against the social vices.

He also stated that all chiefs in Nyimba support the stance taken by the head of state making it mandatory for all people seeking health care services to undergo routine counselling and testing to make those found positive access treatment early.

The traditional leaders also appealed to Government to expedite the construction of phase two of Nyimba district hospital.
Mr Phiri also lamented that the construction of health posts in Nyimba District has not yet started.

Out of 560 health posts that were to be built countrywide, six were allocated to the district but that not even one has been built so far, he said.

The traditional leaders also called on Government to electrify Chibale, Kacholola and Hofmeyer secondary schools under the Rural Electrification project (REA).

He stated that the schools and chiefs’ palaces have not been connected to the national power grid.

Senior chief Luembe said Nyimba district has not fully benefitted from some of Government’s developmental programmes such as the agriculture mechanization, dip tank construction and the upgrading of township roads.

He also stressed the need for Government to increase the maize market floor price to enable farmers in the district benefit from production of the grain.

4 COMMENTS

  1. This is how a traditional ceremony should be organised. There’s supposed to be a theme and the officiating personnel must be a representative of the govt to give it a full national status. Traditional ceremonies are meant to preserve the culture for the benefit of the future generations. Now what we saw in tonga land was a upnd rally disguised as a traditional ceremony. Stupid nonsense.

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  2. I LIKE YOUR OBSERVATION. BUT MAYBE YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THINGS- UPND IS FOR TONGALAND AND TONGALAND IS FOR UPND. WHEN HH CAME TO UPND POWER, THIS IS WHAT THE WHOLE TONGALAND SAID (THERE MUST BE NO ONE TO SUCCEED MAZOKA OTHER THAN A TONGA MAN) AND THEY ALL AGREED AND THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN APPOLOGETIC ABOUT CREATING A TRIBLE POLITICAL PARTY. SO, @1, THAT SHOULDN’T SURPRISE YOU. IF IN THE MOST UNLIKELY CIRCUMSTANCE HH HAD TO WIN PRESIDENCY, HE WOULD KICK OUT ALL THE BEMBAS, REMNANTS FROM SHAKA ZULU, ETC. AND SHOULD ZAMBIANS COMPLAIN OF TRIBALISM, HH, WOULD BE LAUGHING TO SAY, ‘BUT, HAVE I EVER APOLOGISED ABOUT BEING TRIBAL’.

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    • The good thing is that Zambians have already seen through their scheme hence denying him presidency for six times now. What upnd and hh don’t realise is the fact that the reasons for not giving hh majority votes then will be the same reasons in 2021 should hh choose to stand. If he can lose to an election with kwacha at k15 to $1 and inflation at 23 and heavy loadshedding how can he stand a chance in 2021 honestly. If there’s a smart person in upnd they would have told him already to step aside.

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  3. HH WILL OF BE WINNING IN TONGALAND FOR OBVIOUS TRIBAL REASONS. THEY FORCE THEM TO VOTE HH AND UPND AGAINST THEIR WILL IN SOME CASES. WHICH IN THIS CASE IS CORRUPTION AND VOTE RIGGING. ZAMBIA HAS POSITIVELY ADVANCED WITH ECL AND PF. APART FROM OTHER DEVELOPMENTS- ONE GREENFIELF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND KK AIRPORT ARE BEING CONSTRUCTED, THE LUSAKA-NDOLA DUAL CARRIAGEWAY, WE GONNA HAVE AN AIRLINE BACK NEXT YEAR, MORE NEW ROADS AND MORE CORRECTIONS MADE WHERE MISTAKES ARE BEING MADE AND COME 2021, MORE SONTAPO.

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