President Sata calls for dialogue between government and chiefs
Chiengi, September 9, ZANIS —President Michael Sata has called for dialogue between government and traditional leaders in order to foster peace and development in the country.
President Sata said government views dialogue as an important aspect in
national development and recognizes the important role it plays.
The Head of State said this was the reason why government created the
Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs.
ZANIS reports that President Sata said this through Information and
Broadcasting Services Minister Joseph Katema paid a courtesy call on senior Chief Mununga at his palace over the weekend.
Dr Katema who was accompanied by Transport, Works and Supply Minister Yamfwa Mukanga officiated at the Mabila Traditional Ceremony of the Shila people of Nchelenge and Chiengi Districts.
The President has since commended senior Chief Mununga for encouraging his subjects to venture into various businesses as opposed to fishing.
And Transport Works and Supply Minister Yamfwa Mukanga called on the
Chief to work with the government adding that it is the only way that
the area will develop.
And speaking earlier through his nephew Michael Mununga , Senior Chief Mununga called on government to invest in the energy industry in the area.
The traditional ruler said his chiefdom has plenty of water in
Kalungwishi River which can support a Hydro Power station and boost
the generation of power in the province and the country as whole.
Chief Mununga added that government should also consider bringing an investor to invest in a sugar cane plantation saying there is vast land and plenty
of water which can support a sugar plantation.