— Traditional ceremonies springboards for development

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Traditional ceremonies springboards for development

Mkushi, Sept 07th, 2014,  ZANIS— President Micheal Sata says his administration greatly values the role  traditional ceremonies  play as springboards for development  especially in respective chiefdoms.


Mr. Sata says traditional ceremonies were more than embodiments to the country’s heritage , but also serve as springboards for development.


He said traditional ceremonies were important platforms  development as they provided opportunities chiefs and government leaders to interact and exchange of ideas of mutual benefit.



Mr. Sata said  it was government’s commitment to deliver development to  rural areas as was evidenced by various on going investment into construction of social infrastructure such as roads, health centers and schools.


ZANIS reports that the Republican President said this in a speech read on his behalf by  Chiefs and Traditional Affairs  minister Professor Nkandu Luo  during the IChibwela-Mushi Ceremony in Mkushi District, yesterday.



He also emphasized that Government was eager to see to the documentation of the historical significance of the IChibwela-mushi cultural association, saying that there was need for the association’s executive to take up this challenge.

ZANIS / ENDS / CM / MB /MM……………..DRY.