——Eastern Province Minister, Malozo Sichone, says government is committed to the promotion and preservation of traditional ceremonies in order to enhance unity, harmony and peace among the people of Zambia.
Mr Sichone said this is the reason government of President Michael Sata has always supported traditional ceremonies as traditional establishments have been included in the national development programmes.
ZANIS in Lundazi reports that Mr Sichone was speaking when he officiated at this year’s Kulonga annual traditional ceremony of the Tumbuka speaking people of Lundazi district, held at Chief Mphamba’s palace over the weekend.
Mr Sichone said the unity and harmony provided by Kulonga ceremony was a clear testimony for every Zambian to reflect on tradition and collectively contribute towards promotion, preservation and sustenance of culture.
He further disclosed that government has embarked on infrastructural development through the Link Zambia 800 roads projects in order to ensure lives of people in rural areas improved and also create jobs for unemployed youths.
Meanwhile, chief Mphamba thanked government for allowing the Tumbuka speaking people of Lundazi to celebrate their own Kulonga traditional ceremony.
Chief Mphamba, however, appealed to government to produce chief’s maps to avoid encroachments and wrangles among the traditional leaders in the district.