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.
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