President Sata encourages dialogue with traditional rulers
Chiengi, September 9, 2014, ZANIS ——- President Michael Sata has called for dialogue between government and the people through
President Sata says government sees dialogue as important aspect in national development.
He added it was important to recognize the important role that dialogue between chiefs government plays government created the
Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs.
ZANIS reports that the President said this in a speech read for him by Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dr Joseph Katema when he paid a courtesy call on senior Chief at his palace.
This was prior to the Mabila Traditional Ceremony of the Shila people in Nchelenge and Chiengi Districts over the weekend.
The president has since commended senior Chief Mununga for encouraging his subjects to venture into various Business as opposed to fishing only.
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.
Earlier nephew to Senior Chief Mununga Michael Mununga called on government to invest in the energy industry in the area.
Mr Mununga said the Mununga chiefdom has plenty of water in Kalungwishi River which would support a Hydro Power station and boost
the generation of power in the province and the country as whole.
He 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.