President Edgar Lungu has left for Chipata in the Eastern province to attend the 2015 Nc’wala traditional ceremony of the Ngoni speaking tomorrow Zambia.
The Nc’wala will be the first traditional ceremony that President Lungu will be officiating since he was sworn into office last month.
President Lungu was seen off at City Airport by Cabinet Ministers who included Michael Kaingu for Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education, Community Development, Mother and Child Health Emmerine Kabanshi, Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe and Service Chiefs.
Others were Lusaka province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta, Secretary to Cabinet Roland Msiska, Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davis Chama and Lusaka province Permanent Secretary Wamunyima Muwana.
President Lungu is accompanied by Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata and his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda.
The Zambia Air Force plane carrying President Lungu left City airport at exactly 09:45 hours for Chipata.
President Lungu will be joined at the Nc’wala tomorrow by the President of Malawi Peter Mutharika and his Mozambican counterpart President Filipe Nyusi.
Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique share a common border in the Eastern province and all have a huge population of Ngoni’s in their respective countries who meet annually to celebrate the Nc’wala traditional ceremony presided over by Paramount Chief Mpezeni whose palace is situated in Chipata district.