Traditional leaders in Muchinga Province mourns Sata
Chinsali, November 4, 2014, ZANIS — Traditional rulers in Muchinga Province have joined the nation in mourning late President Micheal Sata.
They have for this reason sent their respective messages of condolences to the first family and the people of Zambia on the death of the country’s fifth Republican President.
The rulers have saluted President Sata for his commitment to improve the welfare of the people of Zambia and have called on Zambians to mourn him in peace and dignity.
ZANIS reports that the traditional rulers expressed their condolences in separate interviews in Chinsali district today.
Chieftainess Waitwika of the Namwanga people of Nakonde said President Sata will be greatly missed for his good policies.
The Chieftainess said she is grateful that it was during President Sata’s reign that the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs was established mainly to look at the interests and the welfare of the traditional rulers in the country.
Chief Katyetye of the Tambo people of Isoka on his part said he is devastated with the death of President Sata.
The traditional ruler said Zambians should mourn the great leader and son of Africa with dignity he deserves.
He added that late President Sata was a committed leader with love at heart for all Zambians.
Chief Katyetye said all politicians should bury their differences and mourn the President in peace and harmony.
And Chief Mwenichifungwe of the Fungwe people of Mafinga District said President Sata was a true patriot with a sense of humour for mankind.
Chief Mwenichifungwe has told ZANIS in a separate interview that President Sata is the only President who increased the subsidy for chiefs in the country to the highest amount in the history of Zambia.
He said President Sata had also embarked on various programmes throughout the country such as the 8,000 km Link Zambia Project under the Road Development Agency (RDA).
He said this road programme would open up the country once completed.
Chief Chewe of the Bemba people of Chinsali asked God to give strength to the first family and the people of Zambia during this trying moment.
Chief Chewe said the death of President Sata is a great loss to the people of Zambia who had just started having the benefits of his good leadership and hoped the one to take over from him would keep live his legacy of improving the welfare of the majority poor Zambians.