Kaonde ceremony gets K5000 boost
Solwezi, August 1, 2014, ZANIS–Solwezi Municipal Council has donated K5,000 towards the preparations for hosting of Lubinda Ntongo ceremony of chief Mumena of the Kaonde people that takes place tomorrow.
Council public relations officer Thandiwe Tembo said the K5,000 donation is meant to assist the chief and his subjects to successfully host the ceremony.
Ms Tembo said the donation is not unique to Lubinda Ntongo ceremony alone but is part of a package of support that the local authority provides towards cultural events across all chiefdoms.
She said as part of the support the council also provides its set of earth moving equipment to improve the access roads to venues where traditional ceremonies take place.
She told ZANIS in Solwezi today that the local authority attaches great importance to traditional ceremonies as they contribute to enhancing the cultural identity of the area which is essential to the promotion of tourism.
Lubinda Ntongo is an annual event of the Kaonde people chief Mumena which is a thanks giving ceremony .
During the ceremony the chief tests the first fruits of the harvest and game from the hunting exploits of his subjects.
The ceremony attracts both local and foreign tourists as well as dignitaries from government and corporate institutions.