Chief Kalasa Lukangaba buried

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–Chief Kalasa Lukangaba the eighth of the Ushi people of Mansa District who died on Thursday, of June 13, 2013 has been put to rest at Chisengu cemetery in Mansa.

Visto Mulubwa Kaole was born on   January 4, 1942 and was recognized as Chief of the Ushi people of Mansa District on November 26, 2008 by the 4th Republican President, Ruphia Banda, and had only been on the throne for 5 years.

Speaking at the burial for the late chief, Luapula Province Minister, Benson Kapaya, described the late Chief Kalsa Lukangaba as a peaceful leader and developmental oriented who always took interest in government projects.

Gen Kapaya called the subjects to embrace the good leadership exhibited by the late chief if the chiefdom is to continue developing.

And speaking on behalf of senior chief Milambo of the Ushi people, Chief Chisunka said it is sad that the chief had only stayed for a short time on the throne.

He said untimely deaths, such as that of the chief, were not good for the district and had put the Ushi people on headlines.

Meanwhile, Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs, Nkandu Luo, said government officials have no role in the selection of the chiefs.

Prof Luo said the role of the government, through the council, is only to confirm the decision made by the royal family.

She said this in a speech read for her by Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, Kennedy Sakeni.

Also present at the funeral were government officials including Deputy permanent secretary, Joyce Nsamba, District Commissioners from Mansa, Mwansabombwe, Nchelenge and
other senior government officials.

His Royal Highness Chief Chisunka, Chieftains Mulongwe, Chief Mabumba were also in attendance.