Govt. calls for support of traditional ceremonies

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Govt. calls for support of traditional ceremonies

Nakonde, July 3, 2013, ZANIS …. Government has called on the business community in Nakonde District to  consider  supporting Mutomolo Ceremony of Namwanga People in the  area.

 

And Nakonde Member of Parliament (MP) Abel Sichula  has  advised the community in the area to become more proactive in promoting  traditional ceremonies .

 

And Chieftainess Waitwika of Namwanga people has urged Nakonde residents members to get united and discourage any form of tribalism  in order to share and sell their cultural practices to other areas.

 

Nakonde District Commissioner James Singoyi says  it was important for the business community in his district to support the annual traditional ceremony among others.

 

Mr.  Singoyi said supporting the traditional ceremony would be the business community ‘s best way  of paying back to community through community responsibilities.

 

ZANIS reports that  the District Commissioner said this  when he addressed the business community at Zwangendaba Lodge in Nakonde District yesterday.

 

This followed the failed annual traditional ceremony due to weak financial support from various stakeholders.

 

Mr. Singoyi explained that this year’s Mutomolo traditional ceremony ‘s  failure was due to lack of support from other  key sectors such as business community in the area.

“ In the past, most of business houses have not been participating in the promotion of the ceremony in the area.

 

“  I do not understand why such people fail to support the ceremony when it is only held once per year,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nakonde Member of Parliament (MP) Abel Sichula  has  advised the community in the area to become more proactive in promoting  traditional ceremonies .

 

Mr. Sichula says it was important for  the people in the area to become more proactive in promoting important traditional ceremonies such as the Mutomolo ceremony of the Namwanta People of Nakonde.

 

He said  the ceremony  in question was one of the ways of preserving and respecting the culture of
our country.

And Chieftainess Waitwika of Namwanga people has urged Nakonde residents members to get united and discourage any form of tribalism  in order to share and sell their cultural practices to other areas.

Chieftainess Waitwika stressed that she will not condone anyone who would want to bring segregation and political difference during the celebration of Mutomolo ceremony in her chiefdom.

She added that the traditional ceremony cuts across all the political boundaries hence the need for people to feel free and promote it regardless of their tribal backgrounds.

She said this is because Nakonde district is not only occupied by Namwanga people but other tribes as well.

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