North-western Province Permanent Secretary (PS), Ephraim Mateyo says traditional ceremonies have the potential to promote cultural tourism and bring a boost to individual and household income.
Mr. Mateyo was speaking at senior chief Mujimanzovu’s palace in Mushindamo district today when he officiated at this year’s Nkambi traditional ceremony of the kaonde speaking people.
ZANIS reports that the PS said showcasing traditional crafts and other tangible performances is an effort to preserve and promote traditions and customs.
He encouraged local artisans to continue being innovative in order to attract local and international tourists as a way to generate local income.
Meanwhile, Senior Chief Mujimanzu urged his subjects to work hard to transform the chiefdom to better standards of living and eradicate poverty through self-empowerment.
Speaking through Nkambi National Chairperson Lemi Kajoba, the Chief told his subjects to take advantage of government supported programmes such as growing of cash crops, farming and small scale mining.
He however, appealed to government to revisit the boundaries of Solwezi and Mushindamo districts with regard to Mujimanzovu Chiefdom.
“We strongly feel and believe Solwezi district is more appropriate for both historical tradition and proximity for easy access to the District Administration,” Senior Chief Mujimanzovu said.