Government has reiterated its commitment to improving the welfare of chiefs in the country.
ZANIS reports that Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Josephine Limata said this when she addressed Chiefs in Chilubi District over the weekend.
Ms Limata stressed that government still recognizes the important role traditional leaders play in the development of the country.
She noted that chiefs contribute a lot in fostering unity among the people especially in rural areas and that government will improve the livelihood of the traditional leaders.
Ms Limata warned that government will not allow anyone to undermine the role of traditional leaders in the country.
Ms Limata who was accompanied by Northern Province Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Officer Walas Monga was in the district that has been rocked by succession wrangles for the past three years.