Republican Vice President Guy Scott has called on traditional leaderships to participate fully in eradicating negative traditional practices in the country.
And Dr. Scott says government is still committed to supporting traditional ceremonies.
Speaking this afternoon when he officiated at the Likumbi Lya Mize traditional ceremony of the Luvale speaking people of Zambezi District in Northen Western Province, Dr. Scott said govt’s commitment to supporting traditional ceremonies is in view the people of zambia’s belief in traditional leadership.
Dr. Scott has also assured senior chief Ndungu of the Luvale people of Zambezi District that among other developments that the PF government wants take to Zambezi District is the building of a bridge across the Zambezi River to link Zambezi West constituency to the rest of Zambezi District business center.
Earlier in a speech read for him by Likumbi Lya Mize national coordinator Max Mbunji, Chief Ndungu called on government to build the bridge as it is the only link that will connect Zambezi West to the District’s business center.
Chief Ndungu has also described as ill conceived insinuations of people with tribal interests to have the west bank of Zambezi River be created into a District.
Chief Ngundu says the people of his area do not want that the west bank of the Zambezi River to be created into a District.
He has also expressed disappointment that the Ministry of Education is delaying to implement President Michael Sata’s directive that that both Luvale & Lunda languages be taught in Zambezi District.
But Dr. Scott has explained to the traditional leader that the delay is due to technicalities but that as Vice President he will exert pressure that the President Sata’s directive is implemented.
( Saturday 30th August 2014 )