Litunga, BRE are the only authorities to comment on Baroste agreement – Lungu


President Edgar Lungu says the only authority to comment on the Baroste agreement is the Litunga and the Barotse Royal Agreement (BRE).
President Lungu said this upon arrival at Mongu Airport yesterday where he was welcomed by hundreds of people.
He told Mongu residents that the BRE was signed between First Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda and Sir Mwanawina Lewanika and the British government as a witness.
President Lungu has since advised people trying to seek audience with him over the agreement to go through the Litunga and the BRE before meeting him.

The Head of state added that he will not recognise any group or small political parties that are bent on creating confusion over the Barotse agreement without following normal procedure.
He said as president of Zambia, he will reach consensus with the responsible authority who is the Litunga and the BRE, adding that the Litunga and the people of Western province are also part of one Zambia One nation.
President Lungu was in Mongu, Western Province where he was expected to commission the multi-billion dollar Mongu-Kalabo Road, the 252 meters Sioma Bridge and Senanga School of Nursing.
He was also scheduled to conduct the ground breaking of King Lewanika University in Namushakende area of Mongu district.

The President was also expected to pay a courtesy call on the Litunga Lubosi Imwiiko II at his Palace in Limulunga district.

The head of state was also to visit the Catholic Bishop as well as hold meetings with PF party officials and aspiring candidates.

The President was accompanied by Minister of Defence Richwell Siamunene, Minister of Works and Supply Yamfwa Mukanga, Minister of Higher Education Michael Kaingu and Minister of Community Development Emerine Kabanshi and other senior government officials.