—-The opposition National Restoration Party (NAREP) says it is saddened by the death of Chief Mukutuma of the Lamba speaking people of Lufwanyama district on the Copperbelt.
NAREP National Secretary Jevan Kamanga said Chief Mukutuma was a unifying factor among his subjects and traditional leaders in the Lamba land.
"We have lost a man who was a unifying factor among his subjects and other Chiefs within the region. Our visit last month to his palace brings back memories of a leader who looked after his subjects, motivating and encouraging them with traits of hard work, self reliance and productivity", he said.
Rev Kamanga has since appealed to the people of Lufwanyama to remain united and loyal to the throne as Chief Mukutuma was put to rest today.
He implored the people of Lufwanyama to reflect on the vision of the late Chief Mukutuma of developing Lufwanyama as they mourned him.
"We appeal to the people of Lufwanyama to remain united and loyal to the throne, culture and to one another. Today 9th July 2014, as we put to rest our Chief, our Leader and our father, Chief Mukutuma, may the things he stood for resound in people’s minds so that our mourning should reflect on a better future as his vision of developing Lufwanyama continues" , Rev Kamanga appealed.
NAREP has since sent a message of condolences to the widowed wife, children, House of Chiefs and to the people of Lufwanyama.