CHIEF Mpashya of the Soli people of Rufunsa district has died.
Lusaka Province permanent secretary Wamunyima Muwana announced the death of the chief on behalf of the Soli Royal Establishment and her royal highness Chieftainess Nkomeshya.
Mr Muwana said Chief Mpashya died on Thursday and burial preparations have commenced.
Mr Muwana said when Rufunsa was declared a district; Chief Mpashya did not hesitate to release land.
He said from the land he released, Government is constructing administrative office blocks, a police station, medium and low cost houses and a Post Office.
Mr Muwana said Chief Mpashya will be greatly missed for his contribution to the development of the country.
He said Government is working in collaboration with the royal establishment to prepare for the burial of the traditional leader this Saturday.