Chief Mwata Kazembe calls on DCs to work hard to enhance development

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Chief Mwata Kazembe calls on DCs to work hard to enhance development


Mwansabombwe, June 27, ZANIS……Senior Chief Mwata Kazembe of the Lunda People in Luapula Province has called on District Commissioners (DCs) to work hard in order to develop the area.


The Chief has urged District Commissioners to strive at living a better legacy of having developed the Districts they are currently serving, instead of living behind acrimony and underdevelopment.


ZANIS Reports that Mwata Kazembe said this when Nchelenge DC, Royd Chakaba paid a Courtesy call on him at his Palace in Mwansabombwe.


The Traditional Leader said DCs should desist from having a know it all attitude and from differing with other government workers.


He advised DCs to harmonise the operations of various Government Departments to ensure that they are in line with the nation’s development agenda.


He said there is need for Civil Servants to work closely with Traditional Leaders because they are the custodians of the people and are aware of the people’s development needs.


The Mwata said it is only through working closely with Chiefs that Luapula Province can be developed.


He also added that there is an urgent need for Government to provide a reliable water transport for people, as well as goods across Lake Mweru and the Luapula River to Kilwa and Chisenga Islands respectively.


And Mwata Kazembe has called on Civil Servants to get to know him personally, and to refrain from receiving hearsay from people who may be habouring ill intentions against him.



Speaking earlier, Mr. Chakaba pledged to work closely with the Traditional Leader in order to foster development.


He said the PF Government attaches great importance to the role Chiefs play in National Development and has made it a policy to ensure that they are involved in matters of development.


Mr. Chakaba said Government plans to move away from the current image of the Office of the District Commissioner being seen as Political Office to that of being full time Civil Service.


He explained that the Office of District Political Secretary (DPS) has been formed by the Patriotic Front (PF) Party to handle political issues, so that the Office of DC is left to coordinate Government Institutions.


The DC was accompanied by Nchelenge District Council Secretary, Mabvuto Masiye, Director of Works, Chibwe Kasanda and Council Treasurer, Lizzy Musonda.