Government recognises the importance of traditional ceremonies

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Government says traditional ceremonies play an important role in marketing the country’s tourism potential.

Lusaka District Commissioner Ashell Kampengele said government will continue to support traditional ceremonies as one way of marketing the country’s rich traditional ceremonies to the outside world.

ZANIS reports that Mr Kampengele was speaking in Lusaka at the fundraising ceremony for the Ncwala Traditional Ceremony Organising Committee in Lusaka today.

Mr Kampengele has also pledged government’s full support towards the successful hosting of this year’s Ncwala traditional ceremony of the Ngoni people of Chipata in the Eastern province.

Meanwhile, Ncwala Traditional Ceremony Organising Committee Chairperson Noel Nkoma has disclosed that about 80% of preparatory works have been done.

He told ZANIS in an interview that the response from the corporate world has been very impressive and called on many organisations to come on board and assist the committee.

The Inaugural Ncwala Traditional Ceremony of the Ngoni speaking people of Eastern Province will be held on the 23rd February at Mtenguleni in Chipata district.