DCs call for improved ties with chiefs
Nchelenge, June 11, 2013, ZANIS……Government has called for improved ties between traditional leaders and civil servants for the country to develop.
The call was made recently by three district commissioners from Luapula Province paid joint courtesy calls on chief Kambwali and chieftainess Kanyembo of the Lunda people in Nchelenge district.
The district commissioners included Victor Kasuba of Mwense, Ivo Mpasa of Kawambwa, and Nchelenge district commissioner Royd Chakaba.
During the courtesy call, Mwense DC Victor Kasuba said there is need for effective communication, mutual understanding and co-operation between traditional leaders and the government workers in Luapula province.
The Mwense DC called on civil servants to respect traditional leaders and visit them regularly so that the various challenges their chiefdoms face can be timely looked into.
Mr Kasuba said government attaches great importance to the role played by traditional leaders and is working hard to ensure that their living conditions are improved.
And Chief Kambwali has called on civil servants to consider visiting traditional leaders to inform them on the various developmental programmes being undertaken by the government in Nchelenge district.
He said there is need for the government workers to feel free to visit his palace and stop labeling their colleagues who visit traditional leader as liars.
Chief Kambwali also called on the three DCs to ensure that all government departments are well funded to enable them carry out their work which he said will lead to the development of the area.
The traditional leader said Nchelenge has the potential of being among the most prosperous districts in the country.
He said the potential of the area in Tourism, Agriculture, Mining and Fish farming can only be harnessed through having hard work by the civil servants.
Meanwhile, Nchelenge DC Royd Chakaba who was recently transferred from Samfya district and has embarked on a familiarization tour of the area .
Mr.Chakaba has pledged to work with the traditional leaders and residents of Nchelenge to bring about development to the area.