Government has observed that the promotion of traditional governance systems and the preservation of Zambia’s heritage and culture were vital for sustainable development and national identity.
Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Nkandu Luo government was keen to promote cultural values in order to promote identity among citizens.
Professor Luo said President Sata created the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs in order to promote the preservation of Zambia’s heritage and culture.
ZANIS reports that Prof. Luo said this in a speech read on her behalf by Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Principal Traditional Affairs Officer Chileshe Kasoma at the 32nd Lusaka Islamic Cultural Educational Foundation (LICEF) School annual awards presentation ceremony for girls yesterday.
She stressed that the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs has therefore got a mandate to administer and promote traditional governance systems and to preserve the country’s heritage and culture.
She said as a school of diverse culture, LICEF has acknowledged the need to raise awareness amongst its pupils on the importance of cultural values in Zambia.
Prof. Luo further noted that her ministry would promote a culture of hard work and innovativeness just as LICEF School was encouraging a culture of hard work amongst its pupils.
Meanwhile, LICEF School Foundation and Primary Senior Coordinator Emmanuellah Kunda said one way in which the school and the community can inspire students is through awarding them in various successes.
Mrs. Kunda said children derive great joy from getting recognized when they achieve their goals.
She pointed out that there was need to remember that success comes from those who work hard at school and in life.