—————- The Bemba Traditional Council has pledged to work closely with the Government to foster development in Northern Province.
Spokesperson for the Bashilubemba, Sub-Chief Chimba made the pledge during a live programme on Radio Mano Community Station in Kasama today.
Sub-Chief Chimba revealed that the recognition of Henry Kanyanta Sosala as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu by the Government is a welcome development.
He expressed confidence that President Edgar Lungu will continue to facilitate development in the province.
The traditional leader said the Paramount Chief Chitimukulu is looking forward to the completion of the construction of a secondary school and tarring of Nseluka – Kayambi road among other projects.
And Sub-Chief Chimba accused former Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Professor Nkandu Luo of contributing to the standoff between government and the Bashilubemba.
He however said that the Bashilubemba are ready to forgive the former Minister for as long as she apologies for her actions.
Meanwhile, the Bemba Traditional Council has expressed optimism that the Ukusefya Pan’gwena Traditional ceremony for the Bemba speaking people will be held this year.
The ceremony has not been held for some time now because of the differences that ensued between government and the Bashilubemba over the appointment of the new Paramount Chief Chitimukulu.
However, Republican President Edgar Lungu has recognized Henry Sosala as Chitimukulu thereby restoring cordial relations between Government and the Bemba Traditional Council.