Traditional Leaders from Eastern and Muchinga Provinces have expressed happiness with government’s move to make the Centenary celebrations a national event.
Chief Luchembe of the Bemba speaking people in Muchinga Province told ZANIS in Mbala district, that making the centenary celebrations a national event will help people within and outside the country know more about the World War.
He explained that most people in the country do not know that Mbala district is an important historic destination where the First World War ended in 1918.
The Traditional leaders said the commemoration which will mark 100 years of the end of First World War will help the country and the world at large to share information on what happened during the World War.
He has called on authorities to ensure that the event is well organised in order to make it a success.
Meanwhile, Chieftainess Kawaza of the Chewa speaking people of Katete and Sinda districts said the commemoration of the Centenary will help unveil the national resources and the historical sites that Mbala district is endowed with.
She has since called on Zambians to turn up in large numbers and get first-hand information on the end of the First World War.
Mbala district in Northern Province will this year host Centenary Celebrations to mark the end of the First World War slated for 25th November, 2018 under the theme ‘ Unlocking the tourism and investment potential of Northern Province 100 years after the end of the 1st World War’’.