President Edgar Lungu is this
Friday expected in Chipata district in the Eastern province to officiate
at this year’s N’cwala traditional ceremony of the Ngoni speaking
Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary George Zulu confirmed the development to ZANIS in Chipata
Mr. Zulu said the Head of State is also expected to be conferred with the status of the freeman of Chipata.
Mr. Zulu said President Lungu will be joined by his counterparts from Malawi Peter Mutharika and Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique.
He however added that representatives from other countries like the United States of America, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe are among dignitaries that have also confirmed their attendance.
The PS said the President is also expected to light up the villages in Chipata district that were recently electrified by the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) in conjunction with ZESCO.
Mr. Zulu said the light up village project in Chipata is one of the main projects that government is undertaking to electrify rural parts of the country.
And Chipata District Commissioner Kalunga Zulu disclosed that all is set for this Saturday’s N’cwala ceremony.
Mr. Zulu said the organizing committee is working with government departments to ensure that everything was in place for the successful hosting of the ceremony.