Chief Kaputa of the Tabwa speaking people of Kaputa district has embarked on the construction of a palace at the cost of over K300, 000.
The Chief who confirmed the development to ZANIS in an interview on Jan 27th said the construction of the palace will be done with the help of the local people who are contributing both material and finances towards the project.
He said the project which currently is at foundation stage is expected to be completed in March this year.
Chief Kaputa has since advised fellow Chiefs across the country to do such initiatives and not just wait for government to construct palaces for them.
He noted that although it is the obligation of government to construct Chief’s palaces, he felt that he can do something instead of depending on government.
The Chief explained that government is expected to construct 288 palaces countrywide with 10 palaces per year as it was in line with its policy.
He added that the process many take about 29 years to construct each palace saying traditional leaders can therefore come up with initiatives that can and help government.
He said he has requested everyone in his chiefdom to contribute something towards the project with ordinary villagers contributing K10 per household.
The has since called on all Tabwa speaking people living in other towns to come forward and help in the construction of the palace.