Eleven sub chiefs in Kalabo district in western province have appealed to government to gazette them.
Speaking on behalf of the other chiefs, Libonda Royal Establishment Prime Minister Muleta said the sub chiefs do not feel respected because they are not officially recognized by Government by virtue of them not being gazetted.
Prime Minister Muleta wondered why other chiefs in some parts of the country have been gazetted while most chiefs in western province are not.
He explained that none of the over 30 chiefs in Kalabo district have been gazetted and that the story is no different from other districts in the province.
Prime Minister Muleta said this when Gender and Child Development deputy minister Josephine Limata met the 11 chiefs in Kalabo district recently to discuss issues affecting women and the girl child.
And the Libonda Royal Establishment has paid tribute to the Patriotic Front Government for the importance and commitment it has attached to women empowerment in the country.
Prime Minister Muleta said the empowerment of women was critical in fighting poverty and hunger in households.
The traditional leaders also pledged to work closely with government in order to foster development in the country.
Meanwhile, Gender and Child Development deputy minister Josephine Limata thanked traditional leaders in the country for aiding government in realizing its development agenda.
Mrs Limata said government will ensure that traditional leaders are accorded the respect they deserve and that they live dignified lives.
She assured the traditional leadership in the country that government will ensure that Chiefs’ palaces are constructed in all chiefdoms countrywide.